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First Fleet Monument : Feb 2014
First Fleet Monument : Feb 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
The monument commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay in 1788, carrying the first Europeans settlers to Australia. The names of all those new arrivals are engraved on this monument flanked by a couple of old cannons.


Address:The Grand Parade & Bray Street, Cook Park, Brighton-Le-Sands, 2116
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.961109
Long: 151.156458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:18-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:18-January-1788
Artist:V. Cusack
Monument Manufacturer:Fineart Bronze Foundry


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th September, 1989
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First Fleet Monument

This Bicentennial Monument was dedicated by the Honourable Mr Justice Gleeson A.O. Lieutenant-Governor and Chief Justice of New South Wales on Sunday 24th September, 1989 

To commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay on 18th January, 1788.

This monument was sponsored by the New South Wales Bicentennial Council
Rockdale Municipal Council and the Rockdale Bicentennial Community Committee

S. J. Holroyd,      Mayor          Rockdale Municipal Council
S. Kaye               Chairman     Rockdale Bicentennial Community Committee 
S. J. Blackadder Town Clerk   Rockdale Municipal Council

V. Cusack            Sculptor

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