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Plaque 2 : 15-January-2015
Plaque 2 : 15-January-2015

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The plaque commemorates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Macquarie Wing of the State Library and recognises the role of the Deputy Premier and Minister for Public Works, Mr L .J. (Jack) Ferguson, in the dedication of the site to the library.  

Work began on the Macquarie Street Wing in 1983 and it was opened in 1988 (Australia’s bicentenary) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in company with Prince Philip. 


Address:Shakspeare Place, Macquarie Wing, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.866997
Long: 151.212703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1988
Approx. Event End Date:2013


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 2nd December, 2013
Front Inscription

          State Library
      New South Wales

To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary
Of The Macquarie Wing Of The
State Library Of New South Wales,
And To Recognise The Instrumental
Role Of Mr L C (Jack) Ferguson,
Deputy Premier And Minister For
Public Works, In The Dedication
Of This Site To The Library.

2 December 2013

Mr. Robert Thomas AM  
President, Library Council
of New South Wales
Dr Alex Byrne  
NSW State Librarian
& Chief Executive


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au