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The plaque was erected to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia and details the history of the Balmain Swimming and Life Saving Club.

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:Fitzroy Avenue, Elkington Park , Balmain, 2041
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.853875
Long: 151.173182
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
       Australia 1788 - 1988
   Balmain Amateur Swimming
       and Life Saving Club
(Oldest swimming club in Australia)
This club has swum in these waters since
1883. Among its members have been many
swimmers, divers and Water Polo players
who have been National Champions and
Olympic Team members.
Australia's first water polo game was played here.
Source: MA
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