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13-July-2017 (Father Ted Doncaster)
13-July-2017 (Father Ted Doncaster)

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The Dom Serra Grove was planted to commemorate 1500th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Benedict Anno Domini.

Dom Joseph Benedict Serra, was a leader of a group of Benedictine monks who established the New Subiaco Monastery in the 1850s. Subiaco in Italy was the founding place of the Benedictine order.  The Benedictine mission included the cultivation of olive groves, vineyards and orchards.




Address:Hay & Jersey Streets, Jolimont, 6014
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.948009
Long: 115.811758
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th September, 1980
Front Inscription

The olive grove which surrounds this plaque commemorates the 1500th Anniversary of the birth of Saint Benedict Anno Domini 480 and acknowladges that the City of Subiaco, Western Australia derived its name from the monastery established in the neighbourhood in the year 1851 by the Most Reverend Joseph Serra O.S.B.

The grove was planted by His Worship the Mayor of Subiaco Mr. R. V. Diggin, J.P. and the Reverend Father Justin O.S.B., Prior of the Benedictine Monastery New Norcia on 5th of September, 1980.


Source: MA
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