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06-January-2016
06-January-2016

The playground equipment was erected to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen of Australia was crowned on 2nd June 1953. This event was the focus for major pageantry and celebrations in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth. A lot of arrangements were made by the Australian government in association with the event. Australia was invited to have representatives present at the ceremony itself and many celebrations in honour of the coronation occurred concurrently throughout Australia.

Location

Address:Constitution Road, Meadowbank Park, Meadowbank, 2114
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.814815
Long: 151.083909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial

Dedication

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

Plaque :

The Playground Equipment In This Park
Was Erected To Commemorate The Coronation Of
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH 11
The Cost Of This Equipment And Its Erection
              Was A Gift From 
TELEPHONE & ELECTRICAL INUSTRIES PTY. LTD. 
To The Residents Of The Municipality Of Ryde
H. A. D. Mitchell Mayor 
                                    2nd June 1953

Source: MA
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