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The seat commemorates the centenary of the State of Queensland from 1859 to 1959.

On 6 June 1859 Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent to form the colony of Queensland. A proclamation was read by George Bowen on 10 December 1859 whereupon Queensland was formally separated from New South Wales. Bowen became the first Governor of Queensland and Robert Herbert became the first Premier of Queensland.

During the 1890s, the six Australian colonies, including Queensland, held a series of referendums which culminated in the Federation of Australia on 1 January 1901. During this time, Queensland had a population of half a million people. Since that time Queensland has remained a federated state within Australia.



Address:Shakespeare Street, Alpha, 4724
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.648513
Long: 146.642361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:1959


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1959
Front Inscription

This seat is donated to the citizens of Alpha by the Alpha Sub - Branch R. S. S. A. I. L. A.

Commemorating Queensland`s Centenary Year, 1959.

Right Side Inscription



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