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The time capsule commemorates the 150th anniversary of the European colonisation of Western Australia.

The first European settlement of Western Australia occurred following the landing by Major Edmund Lockyer on 26 December 1826 of an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government. He established a convict-supported military garrison at King George III Sound, at present-day Albany, and on 21 January 1827 formally took possession of the western third of the continent for the British Crown. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth.


Address:Barrack & Bates Streets, Merredin, 6415
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.482262
Long: 118.278636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Time Capsule
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1829
Approx. Event End Date:1979


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th October, 1979
Front Inscription

     This Time Capsule
   Was Placed Here By The
Minister For Agriculture Mr. R. Old
 On The 14th October 1979
To Commemorate The 150th Year Of W. A.
To Be Opened On The
States 200th Anniversary 2029

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