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21-January-2020
21-January-2020

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The picnic area was established to commemorate 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:Jerrys Plains Road, Sports Ground, Jerrys Plains, 2330
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.498692
Long: 150.909657
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque:
                        Australia
                       1788 - 1988

              This picnic area
              was provided by
Jerry`s Plains Bicentennial Committee
       An Australian Bicentennial
                   Project
              To commemorate
       the nation`s Bicentenary
                    in 1988 

Source: MA
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