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Lady Belmore Oak : June 2014
Lady Belmore Oak : June 2014
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

An English Oak tree commemorates the opening of the Sydney to Goulburn railway line in 1869.   It was planted by Lady Belmore and is known as the "Lady Belmore Oak".

When the railway to Goulburn was opened in 1869, by Lord and Lady Belmore, the latter planted an oak tree in the square on May 27. The Mayor was deputed to obtain for the Countess of Belmore a tree to plant, and a suitable barrow and spade for the occasion. The barrow and spade were given to the Countess as a memento. It is recorded that a Mr. Purchase donated the tree. The square was re-named "Belmore Square."
Excerpt from Story of Belmore Park, Goulburn Evening Post (NSW), 9th October 1951.



Address:Market Street, Belmore Park, Goulburn, 2580
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.754842
Long: 149.719832
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event STart Date:27-May-1869
Actual Event End Date:27-May-1869


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 27th May, 1869
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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