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Coronation Tree : June 2014
Coronation Tree : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A tree commemorates the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937.

The coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth as king and queen of the British Empire and Commonwealth took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. George ascended the throne upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, on 11 December 1936, three days before his 41st birthday. Edward's coronation had been planned for 12 May 1937 and it was decided to continue with his brother and sister-in-law's coronation on the same date.

A civic ceremony in Belmore Park, which will probably include the planting of trees in commemoration of the Royal accession, will now supplement the two services' arranged by the Goulburn Churches in honour of Coronation Day.

"I think there is not one alderman or citizen who does not agree that a city of Goulburn's importance should, in some way, celebrate an event that probably occurs two or three times in a century," declared Ald. T. P. Manion, in submitting this proposal to Tuesday's special meeting of the Goulburn City Council.
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW), 6th May 1937.

Location

Address:Market Street, Belmore Park, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.755175
Long: 149.720129
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:12-May-1937
Actual Event End Date:12-May-1937

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th May, 1937
Front Inscription

              THIS TREE 
           WAS PLANTED BY 
THE MAYOR ALD. F.D..DAVIES & MRS. DAVIES 
         ON 12TH MAY 1937 
       TO COMMEMORATE THE 
CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES 
KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH.

Source: MA
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