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Annual Foveaux Day Celebrations

Saturday 20th March 2010

Programme of Events

6 am

Dawn wreath-laying at the equestrian statue of Foveaux, corner Macquarie and Bridge Streets, Sydney, in front of the newly-restored Stables.

7 am

Renaming of Macquarie Street to Really Foveaux Street, jointly by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Federal Opposition Leader (name TBA).

10 am to 4 pm

Continuous readings of Foveaux's letters to the Colonial Office regarding his back pay. Featuring politicians, celebrity chefs, cricketers' wives, archivists and librarians. Mitchell Library, Macquarie Street.

1 pm

Grand Parade with over 1000 floats, to mark the bicentenary of Foveaux's departure from the colony of NSW, from Sydney Hospital to the site of First Government House, Bridge Street.

3 pm

Lecture by internationally renowned Foveaux scholar Dr Anne-Maree Whitaker FRAHS on 'How every good idea Macquarie ever had was stolen from Foveaux', sponsored by the Royal Institute of Whiteness Studies.

4.30 pm

Typical Foveaux dinner at Government House. Menu includes tinned roast sirloin, kangaroo, boiled potatoes, hams, cheeses, pickles, fruit, claret, madeira and port. Guest speaker is Premier Anna Bligh on 'Memories of my great-great-grandfather's deep respect for General Foveaux'.

9 pm

Special Foveaux family fireworks and laser display at Sydney Opera House featuring the letter 'F' in many spectacular variations.


Death-knell bellringing including St Mary's Cathedral, Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney GPO and many more.

Proudly sponsored by the NSW Ministry for the Yartz, Sinney City Council and the Foveaux Foundation.