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The cairn and plaque were erected as a project to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia 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.


Address:Mount Buninyong Road, Summit of Mount Buninyong, Buninyong, 3357
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.652623
Long: 143.926973
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January -1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1988
Front Inscription

                        Mt Buninyong
           is an Extinct Volcanic Mountain
                719 metres (2451 Feet) A.S.L.
It Lies Within The Territory of the Kulin Tribe of Aborigines. The First European Explorers Reached The Summit in 1837. The First Settlers In The District Were The Learmonth Brothers in 1838.
               This Cairn Was Unveiled By
                     Cr Gerry Mullane
              (A Descendant Of A Pioneer Family)
                  On Australia Day, 1988.
         An Australian Bicentennial Project With
Financial Assistance From The Federal Government.
Source: MA
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