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Second Centenary of Self-Government : 22-October-2011
Second Centenary of Self-Government : 22-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A red gum was planted in 1951 to commemorate the beginning of the second century of self government in Victoria.

In 1850, the British Government passed the Australian Colonies Government Act which allowed the separation of Victoria and the Moreton Bay settlement from New South Wales (NSW) and granted all colonies, including New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, South Australia and Western Australia, the right to self-government.

Location

Address:Alexandra Avenue & Anderson Street, Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.828821
Long: 144.984226
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th November, 1951
Front Inscription

Eucalyptus camaldulensis  
RIVER RED GUM

Planted by
Sir Dallas Brooks
Governor of Victoria
to commemorate the beginning of the second century of self-government
in Victoria, and eventually to replace the first `Separation Tree`.

15th November 1951

Source: MA
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