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24-September-2017
24-September-2017

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The plaque commemorates the arrival of the Singleton Family in the colony of New South Wales. The plaque was unveiled on the 200th anniversary. 

William Singleton was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing twenty-seven yards of calico, valued at twenty-seven shilling. He arrived in Sydney in 1792, with his wife and two of his children, aboard the Pitt. His occupation was given as warehouse porter. William was assigned as a servant to his wife and was granted an absolute pardon in 1795. By 1797 the family was living on a 70-acre farm at Mulgrave Place.

Location

Address:40 Elizabeth Street , Singleton Museum (Old Council Chambers), Burdekin Park, Singleton, 2330
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.563321
Long: 151.175117
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event Start Date:14-February-1792

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

1792 - 1992
To Commemorate
The Arrival In The Colony
Of The Singleton Family
William And Hannah And Sons
Benjamin And Joseph.
On The `Pitt` 

14. 2. 1792. 

Source: MA
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