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A grove of trees commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the state of West Australia.

The Swan River Colony was a British settlement established in 1829 on the Swan River, in Western Australia. In 1832, the colony was officially renamed Western Australia, when the colony's founding Lieutenant-Governor, Captain James Stirling, belatedly received his commission. However, the name "Swan River Colony" was used informally for many years afterwards.


Address:Lovekin Drive, Kings Park & Botanic Garden , Kings Park , 6005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.964579
Long: 115.82863
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Landscape


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1979
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Kings Park

150th Anniversary Grove

These trees were planted in 1979 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the state of Western Australia in 1829

Planted by
His Excellency the Governor, Sir Wallace Kyle GCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, DFC, K St J
Hon. Premier Sir Charles Court, KCMG, OBE, MLA
Lord Mayor Hon. FC Chaney CBE, AFC

Source: MA
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