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Bicentenary Plaque : August 2014
Bicentenary Plaque : August 2014

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The picnic area commemorates the bi-centenary 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.


Address:412 Clarendon - Lal Lal Road, Lal Lal Soldiers Memorial Hall , Lal Lal , 3352
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.675669
Long: 144.011699
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th November, 1988
Front Inscription

 Australia 1788 - 1988

This picnic area and B.B.Q . was built by the residents of Lal Lal to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary

It was officially opened on the 12th November, 1988 by Mr Sydney Burns a descendant of a pioneer family

The Federal Government and Buninyong Shire Council provided financial assistance

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