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An English oak commemorates the visit to Castlemaine of Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1867.

Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.

Location

Address:Downes Road , Botanic Gardens, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.053228
Long: 144.216225
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:08-December-1867
Actual Event End Date:08-December-1867

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th December, 1867
Front Inscription

Australia`s first Royal visitor, H.R.H. Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, visited Castlemaine and planted this oak tree, December 8th 1867.

 

Back Inscription

 

Source: VMR,MA
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