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The sundial commemorates the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia.  

The design for the Sundial was initiated by an architectural competition for the Town of Cottesloe, which sought an appropriate monument to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary. The project was built over a seven year period with extremely limited funds, and relied upon the generousity and voluntary contributions of many.

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:Marine Parade, Cottesloe, 6011
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.99835
Long: 115.751258
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
Designer:Jeff Considine
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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