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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.


Address:40 Elizabeth Street , Singleton Museum (Old Council Chambers), Burdekin Park, Singleton, 2330
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.563321
Long: 151.175117
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:14-February-1792


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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