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Hampden Bridge Bicentennial Plaque : 20-March-2013
Hampden Bridge Bicentennial Plaque : 20-March-2013

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The plaque erected at Hampden Bridge commemorates the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. The plaque details the history of the bridge.

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. The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA) was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.


Address:Moss Vale Road, Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley, 2577
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.727183
Long: 150.520775
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Historic Bridges Of New South Wales

Kangaroo Valley

This 77m long suspension bridge was designed 
by E. M.De Burgh, Assistant Engineer for Bridges, 
NSW Department of Public Works and built by 
Loveridge and Hudson of Bowral, using local 
sandstone. It was officially opened on 19 May, 1898 
by Hon. J.H. Young MLA, Minister for Works and 
named after Governor, Lord Hampden.

Erected to celebrate Australia's Bicentenary in 1988 
by Department of Main Roads and the 
National Roads and Motorist's Association (N.R.M.A.)

DMR      NRMA 

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