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1956 Olympics Trees : 10-July-2011
1956 Olympics Trees : 10-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

English oak trees were presented by British industrialists and planted by the British team to commemorate the 1956 Games.

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Location

Address:Brunton Avenue , Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.82007
Long: 144.983439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1956
Approx. Event End Date:1956

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1955
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1956
Front Inscription

These English Oaks
Presented To The City
By British Industrialists
And Especially Brought To
Melbourne By The Competing
British Team, Were Planted
On This Site To Commemorate
The Olympic Games Of 1956

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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