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03-July-2014
03-July-2014

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The Queen Elizabeth II Square commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon took place on 2 June 1953.

One of the principal ceremonies on Coronation Day was the unveiling of a Memorial Stone, set in the path in front of the Municipal Council Chambers, proclaiming that the surrounding area had been named "Queen Elizabeth II Square." The ceremony was performed by the Mayor (Ald. G. S. E. Adams) towards the conclusion of the United Divine Service. The Mayor was attended by the Shire President (Cr. R. G. Bray) and the president of the Muswellbrook R.S.L. and Club (Mr. H. M. Smith). The Mayor, in his brief address, said:— "In order to commemorate the Coronation of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Muswellbrook and District Coronation Celebrations' Committee has provided as a fitting gesture a suitable memorial to mark the historic occasion. "As your Mayor and chairman of the committee, the signal honor has fallen on me to unveil the Memorial Stone and proclaim this square, 'Queen Elizabeth the II Square."
Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW), 5 June 1953.

Location

Address:Bridge & Market Streets, Queen Elizabeth II Square, Muswellbrook, 2333
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.265873
Long: 150.888914
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:02-June-1953
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1953

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 2nd June, 1953
Front Inscription

QUEEN ELIZABETH 11 SQUARE

This Square Was Proclaimed And
This Stone Erected By The Citizens
Of Muswellbrook And District To
Commemorate The Coronation Of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
And Unveiled At A United Thanksgiving
Service On June 2nd 1953 By
Alderman G. S. E. Adams, Mayor

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

Source: MA
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