This sandstone plinth with a flagpole is located along Loftus Street, outside Customs House and opposite Jessie Street Gardens at Circular Quay. The plinth contains a plaque unveiled on the 26th January 1988 to commemorate the bicentenary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales while the flagpole flies the Union Jack flag. The plaque reads: This Flag Mast Was Erected To Commemorate The Location At Which The First Ceremony of Saluting The Flag By Captain Arthur Phillip R.N. And His Company Took Place To Mark The Foundation Of Australia On 26th January 1788. I chose to show this photo today because it is Australia Day, which celebrates this event.