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08-March-2020
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The creation of Gum Bend Lake was a Bicentennial Project to commemorate the nation's bicentenary 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:Gum Bend Road, Gum Bend Lake on unnamed access road, Condobolin, 2877
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.076486
Long: 147.100626
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Natural Feature
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 22nd October, 1988
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

Australia 
1788 - 1988

Gum Bend Lake 

This project to commemorate Australia`s Bicentenary was jointly funded by the New South Wales Bicentennial Council, the people of Condobolin, and Lachlan Shire Council

J. M. Hill       Shire President
P. J. Cooley  Shire Clerk

Plaque : 

Australia 
1788 - 1988

Lachlan Shire Council

This project was officially opened by the Honourable Ian M. Armstrong O.B.E. M.P., Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs on 22nd October, 1988

Source: MA
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