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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the "Tree of Knowledge" , which stands on the corner of Monaro and Crawford Street.

This tree was planted in 1898 by William Parker, who replaced a dead pine tree. Mr Parker was a resident of 114 Monaro St in 1915, living at the rear of the shop on site. The tree was called the “Tree of Knowledge” because of the number of people who sat underneath and rested while “many a yarn was spun”.

Location

Address:Monaro & Crawford Streets , Queanbeyan, 2620
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.353451
Long: 149.234419
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 16th March, 1998
Front Inscription

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
CENTENARY YEAR 1998
KURRAGONG (Brachychiton populneus)
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE CENTENNIAL YEAR
OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
THE TREE WAS PLANTED IN 1898 BY WILLIAM PARKER

Cr. FRANK PANGALLO MBE Mayor
16 March 1998

Source: ACPH,MA
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