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A tree planted by the staff of the Botany Department, University of New England commemorates Australia II`s victory in the America's Cup challenge.

Australia II  is the Australian 12-metre-class challenge racing yacht that was launched in 1982 and won the 1983 America's Cup for the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Captained by John Bertrand, she was the first successful Cup challenger, ending a 132-year tenure (with 26 successful defenses) by the New York Yacht Club.

Location

Address:Elm Avenue & Meredith Road, University of New England, Armidale, 2350
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.497778
Long: 151.6425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 27th September, 1983
Source: MA, H
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