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06-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)
06-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Diane Watson / Henry Moulds

The Tropic of Capricorn marker was built as a community project to commemorate the bi-centenary of the European settlement of Australia in 1988. 

In 1987 the local Alice Springs newspaper ran a competition for a design to replace the Tropic of Capricorn marker. The winning design was submitted by a local resident.  It consists of a stylised globe of the world on top of a slanted pole around 6. 5 metres high. A local artist was commissioned to carve the Capricorn Goats into either side of the cement base and the new marker was officially opened late 1988.

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, 30 kilometres north of Alice Springs, Alice Springs, 0872
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.441889
Long: 133.832804
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

Tropic of Capricorn

Latitude       23 - 442028
Longtitude   133 - 833111

Donated by Peter Sitzler

 

Source: MA
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