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The plaque commemorates the restoration of Tranby House which was undertaken to commemorate the bi-centenary of the European settlement of Australia.

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.

Tranby House was the residence of Joseph Hardey, who came to Western Australia in the brig Tranby in January, 1830. Tranby House built in 1839 was the third house Joseph Hardey had built on Peninsula Farm, a property originally granted to him in 1830. As well as his farming pursuits Joseph Hardey was well known as a Wesleyan Layman. The house remained as the Hardey family home until 1913 when it was bought by Henry Baker. 

As part of the Bicentennial program of 1988, Tranby House was selected as the starting point for the Swan River Heritage Trail.



Address:Johnson & Hardey Roads, Tranby House, Maylands, 6535
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.943945
Long: 115.910671
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


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Plaque :

1788 - 1988

An Australian Bicentennial Project with financial assistance from the Government of Western Australia for the restoration of Tranby House 

To commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary in 1988.


Source: MA
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