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The mural commemorates the Centenary of Federation 1901 - 2001. The mural entitled "River of Time" depicts the life of a child in the decades with sepia tone coloured scenes in the background of Alpha through time of drought, fire and prosperity, local business, schooling and industry. 

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia formed one nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia. They kept the systems of government that they had developed as separate colonies but also would have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation.


Address:Hooper Street & Capricorn Highway, Alpha Native Garden, Alpha, 4724
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.653341
Long: 146.638351
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd April, 2001
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au