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12-December-2014
12-December-2014

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An Oak tree commemorates Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

The longest-reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria celebrated Golden and Diamond Jubilees marking 50 and 60 years of her reign. Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee was celebrated on 20 and 21 June 1887.

Yesterday, the children were marched to Princes Square, where Mrs. Robert Carter, Mayoress, planted an oak tree which will be known in future as the "Victoria jubilee oak." The children only were allowed admittance to the square, an enclosure having been marked off. They gathered round the hole in which the tree was to be planted and the Mayoress accompanied by the Mayor and some other friends proceeded to plant the oak tree. Taking it in her hand and placing it in its future home, Mrs. Carter said, "I plant this tree in honour of the Queen's Jubilee." The earth was then put round it by Mr. Wm. McGowan, Curator of Reserves, and the band played the National Anthem, the children singing it. Three cheers were then given for the Queen, the Mayoress, the Mayor, and the band, and the proceedings terminated.
Launceston Examiner , 23rd June 1887


 

Location

Address:Elizabeth & Charles Street, Princes Square, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 147.1407913
Long: -41.4405159
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1887

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd June, 1887
Front Inscription

V.R.I

Jubilee Oak

Planted by Mrs R. Carter

1887

Source: MA
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