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The Federal Oak, an Algerian Oak (Quercus canariensis), was planted by the Premier of New South Wales, Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), in February 1890 to commemorate the Australasian Federal Convention of 1890-91.
The conference was considered a breakthrough in the move towards Federation, and it was Henry Parkes one of the 'Fathers of Federation' who planted the oak tree that remains an enduring symbol of a key moment in the birth of a nation in February 1890.
|Address:||Spring Street, Parliamentary Gardens, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.810411|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||February-1890|
|Actual Event End Date:||February-1890|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||February-1890|