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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.


Address:Downes Road , Botanic Gardens, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.053228
Long: 144.216225
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event STart Date:08-December-1867
Actual Event End Date:08-December-1867


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


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