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King Edward VII : 12-May-2013
King Edward VII : 12-May-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

An Oak tree commemorates the coronation of Edward VII in 1902. 

Edward VII was crowned in August 1902, some months after the death of his mother Queen Victoria, and about two weeks after he had suffered from appendicitis, which was, unusually for the era, operated upon successfully. He assumed the title, among others, of Emperor of India.

Although the business places were not shut in Euroa on Saturday last it did not materially affect the attendance at the dedication of the "Coronation Oak" at the intersection of Kirkland and Templeton streets, by the President of the Shire. The school children and cadets, about 300 strong, fell in at the Shire Hall, and marched down Kirkland street, under the charge of Lieut. Lee, and their respective teachers. On reaching the oak the Union Jack was hoisted, and saluted by the cadets, the assemblage, which must have been quite 500, singing the National Anthem.
Euroa Advertiser (Vic), 15 August 1902.

Location

Address:Railway Street & Kirkland Avenue , Euroa, 3666
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.748061
Long: 145.57055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:09-August-1902
Actual Event End Date:09-August-1902

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th August, 1902
Front Inscription

This Tree Was Planted
           To
Commemorate
          The
   Coronation
         Of
   His Majesty
King Edward VII
         By
Arthur Chanter
President Of The Shire Of Euroa
      1902

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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