Arthur Phillip memorial stone unveiled at Westminster Abbey
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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A memorial stone to first fleet commander Admiral Arthur Phillip has been unveiled at Westminster Abbey in central London.

The Duke of Edinburgh laid a wreath at the stone during an hour-long dedication service on Wednesday that was also attended by NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir.

Phillip, the first governor of NSW, is the latest addition to the long list of 3,300 notable people buried or memorialised in the abbey.

This year marks 200 years since Phillip died in August 1814 in England.

Australians for Constitutional Monarchy is holding a combined luncheon with the Australia-Britain Society (NSW Branch) on 27 August to commemorate this significant occasion. The guest speaker will be Mr. Richard Tanner, who played a significant role in overcoming republican opposition to the 1988 First Fleer Re-enactment. Details of the luncheon will be posted shortly.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/10/arthur-phillip-memorial-stone-unveiled-westminster-abbey