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Australian Bicentenary : 30-December-2012
Australian Bicentenary : 30-December-2012

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A monument erected at the site of the former Cope Cope Park State School commemorates the bi-centenary 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:Sunraysia Highway, Cope Cope, 3480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.457317
Long: 143.056206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

1788 - 1988 

Site of the Cope Cope State School
No. 1756

1.10.1882 to 10. 8.1967 

An Australian Bicentennial Project To commemorate the nation`s Bicentenary in 1988.

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