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Bicentenary Tree : 24-August-2011
Bicentenary Tree : 24-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in 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.


Address:Thompson & French Streets, Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, 3300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.747011
Long: 142.025275
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th March, 1988
Front Inscription

Australian Bicentenary
The Mayor of the City of Hamilton
Cr. K. R. Barber, J.P.
on March 14th, 1988
dedicated this Bicentennial Tree and lodged
a time capsule to be opened by the people
of Hamilton in 2088.  

Project initiated by the
Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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