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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.

Location

Address:Spring Street, Parliamentary Gardens, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.810411
Long: 144.973618
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event STart Date:February-1890
Actual Event End Date:February-1890

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:February-1890
Source: MA
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