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A bronze plaque set in a concrete pitcher at the foot of a spotted gum tree (E. maculata) commemorates the end of World War Two. 

To commemorate those who died in the war the City Council intends to lay out garden on an area of four acres between Government House and the Shrine of Remembrance. This was decided upon by the parties and gardens committee of the council yesterday. The name "Peace Garden" had been suggested, but Cr Brens, chairman of the committee, said that the question of name would be left in abeyance. A "victory tree," Eucalyptus Maculata, the spotted gum, will be the central feature of the garden. It will probably be planted early in May with appropriate ceremony The making of the garden will begin at once, and it should be completed by the end of April. The work will be done by the council's staff as part of the ordinary programme of parklands development.
Argus (Melbourne), 7 February 1946. 


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.828297
Long: 144.973444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th June, 1946
Source: RHSV, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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