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21-June-2013
21-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Peter F Williams

A model of the Siding Springs Telescope commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia.  

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.

Location

Address:Newell Highway, Tourist Information Centre, Coonabarabran, 2357
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.27836
Long: 149.2793
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque:
                                 Australia
                               1788 - 1988

This model of the Australian National
University's 2.3m telescope located at Siding
Spring Observatory was constructed in 1987
by welding students at the Orana Community
College, Coonabarabran Campus as an
Australian Bicentennial Project to
commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary
                      in 1988.
This project was sponsored by the N.S.W.
      Bicentennial Secretariat.

Source: MA
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