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Bicentennial Plaque : 14-August-2014
Bicentennial Plaque : 14-August-2014

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A plaque commemorates the restoration of the historic horse trough by pupils of the Boggabri Public School to commemorate Australia's bicentenary in 1988.  The trough, which was erected in 1873, was used for many years to water the horses that provided the only means of transport for the school children who lived in the outlying areas and who rode to school each day.

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia.


Address:Merton Street, Outside Boggabri Public School , Boggabri, 2830
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.705515
Long: 150.043782
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
      1788 - 1988

This historic water trough
was restored by
pupils of Boggabri Public School

An Australian Bicentennial
To commemorate
the nation's Bicentenary
        in 1988.
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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