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The sculpture commemorates the visit of the first governor, Captain Arthur Phillip, to Pittwater in March 1788.  It was unveiled by the Governor of New South Wales. 

On 2 March 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip sailed north to the inlet described by Captain James Cook in 1770 as a "broken land". Phillip explored the southern arm of Broken Bay and declared it "the finest piece of water I ever saw". He "honoured it with the name of Pitt Water", after William Pitt, the Younger, who was Prime Minister of England.



Address:Beach Road, Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach, 2108
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.592334
Long: 151.323816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Designer:Chris Bennett, Karen Lambert & Newton Bishop from Ishi Buki.


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th January, 2010
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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