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17-February-2020
17-February-2020

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Trees were planted to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. 

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:Chapman & Abelard Streets, Dungog Showgrounds, Dungog, 2420
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.405432
Long: 151.750813
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

                            Australia
                         1788 - 1988

To commemorate Australia`s Bicentenary in 1988, a
tree planting programme of many hundreds of trees
to beautify this showground was carried out for
future generations to enjoy.
Funded by friends of the Show Society
and the N.S.W. State Government.
Dougald Allson                    Keith Lober, MBE 
President                              Co-ordinator
A. & H. Show Society           Bicentennial
                                              tree planting

Source: MA
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