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Malanda Pioneers
Malanda Pioneers

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The sculpture commemorates pioneer families of Malanda and commemorates Australia's Bicentenary in 1988.

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA), pursuant to the Australian Bicentennial Authority Act 1980, was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.

Malanda first developed in the 1880s when the discovery of tin and copper at Herberton saw a steady stream of miners and engineers moving over the mountains from the coast.

Location

Address:Malanda - Atherton Road, Jack May Park , Malanda, 4885
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.351389
Long: 145.5925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Artist:Anna Holan
Monument Manufacturer:Holan Foundry (George Holan )

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

Dedicated to those who paved the way............. our pioneer families.

An Australian Bicentennial Project

To commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary in 1988.

Source: MA
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