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Proclamation  Tree Marmion Memorial Foreground
Proclamation Tree Marmion Memorial Foreground

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The tree is significant for its commemoration of and association with, the granting of responsible government to the Colony of Western Australia. 

The Proclamation Tree was planted on 21 October 1890, Trafalgar Day, to commemorate the granting of a responsible government to the colony of Western Australia by Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Governor Sir W F Robinson performed the planting ceremony and the tree was provided by Phillip Webster, an auditor with City of Fremantle. Forty years later, students of the nearby Fremantle Boys` School donated and mounted a plaque at the site.


Address:Adelaide & Parry Streets, Fremantle, 6160
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.050143
Long: 115.749991
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event STart Date:21-October-1890
Actual Event End Date:21-October-1890


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st October, 1890
Front Inscription



This Tree Was Planted
On October 21st 1890 By
His Excellency Sir. W. F. Robinson, Governor
On The Occasion Of The Granting Of
Responsible Government To The State
Of Western Australia
By Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Source: MA, HWA
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