The Australian Sheering Shed, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
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S 23° 18.406 E 150° 30.927
56K E 245903 N 7420340
Quick Description: A plaque commemorating the opening of The Australian Sheering Shed in 1998, as part of the Rockhampton Heritage Village.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 6/28/2013 8:12:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMHE0E
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Long Description:
The Australian Shearing Shed
was officially opened
by
Prime Minister John Howard M.P.
on the
15th Day of April, 1998
An initiative of the Rockhampton City Council


This commemorates the opening of the Australian Shearing Shed. The shed is a modern construction in the style of years gone by and serves as a function centre that has facilities to seat up to 350 guests (up to 500 theatre style) and offers modern conveniences in the charm of yesteryear.

Recently an authentic period shed known as the Kianga Shearing shed was also moved from Kianga station near Moura to the site, nearby. The styling is quite different, but both styles typify shearing sheds of Queensland in that era.

John Howard, (born 26 July 1939) was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He is the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister after Sir Robert Menzies.

Howard led the Liberal-National coalition to victory at the 1996 federal election, defeating Paul Keating's Labor government and ending a record 13 years of Coalition opposition. The Howard Government was re-elected at the 1998, 2001 and 2004 elections, presiding over a period of strong economic growth and prosperity. Major issues for the Howard Government included taxation, industrial relations, immigration, the Iraq war, and Aboriginal relations. Howard's coalition government was defeated at the 2007 election by the Labor Party led by Kevin Rudd. Howard also lost his own parliamentary seat at the election; he was the second Australian Prime Minister, after Stanley Bruce in 1929, to do so.
What was opened/inaugurated?: The Australian Shearing Shed

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Prime Minister John Howard M.P.

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 15/04/1998

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