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Bicentennial Rotunda : 22-June-2014
Bicentennial Rotunda : 22-June-2014

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The Rotunda was erected to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia 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. 1988 is considered the official bicentenary year of the founding of Australia.  The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA) was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage. State Councils were also created to ensure cooperation between the federal and state governments.

Location

Address:Norton Street, Pioneers Memorial Park , Leichhardt, 2040
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.878671
Long: 151.157443
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988
Approx. Event End Date:1988
Designer:John Hamilton Doyle

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd September, 1989
Front Inscription

Leichhardt Municipal Council

Bicentennial Rotunda 
Pioneers Memorial Park

            Australia
            1788 - 1988

This rotunda was built as a project of the Bicentennial Community Committee and part funded bby the New South Wales Bicentennial Council was officially opened by the Mayoress Mrs Susan Spedding J. P. on 23rd September 1989

Ald D. Spedding          A.W. Woodward
Mayor                             Town Clerk

Plaque :

Leichhardt Municipal Council

Bicentennial Rotunda 
Pioneers Memorial Park

Architect : John Hamilton Doyle

The Council Gratefully Acknowledges The Following Donor Companies And Individuals 
J. W. Broomhead Group
Desane Group
DeMartin & Gasparini Pty. Ltd.
F. & F. Formwork Pty. Ltd.
Alan L. Wright & Associates
Bruce Mackenzie & Associates
John Higgins
Frank Ehlert

Ald D. Spedding J.P.        M. Alagich
Mayor                               Municipal Engineer


 

Source: MA
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