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11-July-2019
11-July-2019

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The time capsule commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia in 1788. 

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:Reg Hallstone Way, Wyangala Dam Viewing Area, Wyangala, 2808
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.968967
Long: 148.953329
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
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 2nd July, 1988
Front Inscription

Under This Rock A Time Capsule
Was Buried On 2nd July 1988
By The Residents Of Wyangala Dam
To Celebrate The Bicentenary Of
The Arrival Of The
First Fleet In Australia.
The Capsule Should Be Dug Up Every
25 Years. Perused.  Added To If So Desired
And Reburied Until The Final Date Of
July 2088 The Tricentenary

Source: MA
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