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The garden was established 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.


Address:Normanby Street, Beaman Park, Yeppoon, 4703
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.128662
Long: 150.747115
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988
Designer:R. H. Emmerson


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1988
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1788 - 1988

An Australian Bicentennial Project to commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary in 1988 unveiled Tuesday, 26th January, 1988, by -
Livingstone Shire Chairman :               Cr. T. A. J. Bowen
Livingstone Shire Deputy Chairman :   Cr. R. K. Hinchcliffe
State Member for Broadsound :           Mr. D. G. Hinton
Federal Member for Capricornia :        Mr. K. Wright

The project by Livingstone Shire Bicentennial Community Committee was designed by Mr. R. H. Emmerson and funded from local authority and State Government Bicentennial Initiative Grants.

LSBCC President : Cr. S. B. Dorey
Treasurer :              Mr. D. J. Murphy
Secretary :              Mrs. S. L. Black
Vice President :      Mr. G. J. Black
​Vice President :      Mrs. K. O. Dorey


Source: MA
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