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24-April-2011
24-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The cairn marks the geographical centre of New South Wales and was erected to commemorate the nation's bicentenary in 1988. 

The cairn was constructed using slag from the old Mount Royal and the Bogan River Copper Mines.

Location

Address:Cockies Road, Five Ways , 42 kilometres west of Tottenham, Tottenham, 2873
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.162833
Long: 147.031917
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Plaque: 
                          Australia 
                       1788-1988

   This Cairn Was Erected By 
            Bogan Shire Council
   During The 1988 Becentennial (sic) Year 
               To Mark The
            Geographical Centre
            Of New South Wales
             As Determined By The 
   Central Mapping Authority Of N.S.W.
             By Graphical Digitisation.

J. G. Delaney     J. J. Hoare           R. P Whatham
Shire Clerk         Shire President    Shire Engineer


Plaque: 

This Cairn Is Constructed
From Slag Taken From The 
Mount Royal Copper Mine
       And The 
Bogan River Copper Mine.  
The Discovery Of The Former
Led To The Birth Of
The Present Town Of 
      Tottenham.  
Material Donated By 
Mr. A. E. Hudson Of Tottenham.

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