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Sydney Cove Festival 1997

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Walker, Judith

Date: 1997-02-07 -

Description: ,An A4 archival album containing 81 colour photographs and five black & white photographs and associated documents about the Sydney Cove Festival, held on Flinders Island to commemorate the Bicentenary of the beaching of the Sydney Cove (vessel) on February 9,1797. This community event was held over two days and involved visits to Preservation Island, a day of entertainment at Lady Barron followed by a pageant involving most of the school children, then a bush dance in the Lady Barron Hall. A church service was held at Whitemark the following day, as well as a boat trip to Preservation Island. Descendants of Captain Gavin Hamilton, who was the master of the Sydney Cove, attended the celebration. Included in the album is the Long Walk re-enactment by cubs, scouts and others from Lakes Entrance, Victoria to Sydney. Photos include the gravestone of Captain Gavin Hamilton being conserved and removedfrom the Rookwood Cemetery to the Rookwood Museum. The beaching of the Sydney Cove led to the first European settlement south of Sydney, at Kent Bay, Preservation Island in the Furneaux Group, in 1798.

Format: pictorial and artistic works
Object: photo albums

Sydney Cove Festival 1997

Subjects: anniversariesfestivals, celebrations etc.

People/Orgs: Sydney Cove (vessel)

Places: Preservation Island, Furneaux group, Tasmania

Institution: Furneaux Historical Research Association Inc.

Object number: FHR_00529

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