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12-August-2017
12-August-2017

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The cairn, containing a time capsule, was erected to commemorate the bicentenary 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.

Location

Address:Chatsworth Road, Chatsworth, 2469
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.385097
Long: 153.232406
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st December, 1988
Front Inscription

 Australia
1788 - 1988

Time Capsule
Interred 31 Dec. 1988 by
Chatsworth Island Bicentennial Committee
To be opened 2088

An Australian Bicentennial
     Project
To commemorate
the nation`s Bicentenary
   in 1988

Source: MA
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