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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.

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.


Address:Railway Street & Kirkland Avenue West, Euroa, 3666
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.748061
Long: 145.57055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event STart Date:09-August-1902
Actual Event End Date:09-August-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th August, 1902
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This tree was planted to commemorate the coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII by Arthur Chanter President of the Shire of Euroa 1902

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