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A Bottle Tree commemorates those who served in World War One. 

Four bottle trees were planted in 1917 - 1918 by the National Bank Manager to commemorate staff, other bank's staff and local men who served in World War One. A plaque was unveiled on the last surviving tree on the 9th March 2004. 


Address:King Street, near National Bank , Clifton, 4680
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.929883
Long: 151.905923
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1918
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Bottle Tree

This is the last remaining of 4 bottle trees, planted in 1917 - 1918 in King Street by Mr. E. P. Wells (Qld National Bank manager) and his wife, honouring one of his staff, other banks` staff and local men who served in World War 1.

Two bottle trees were planted in 1917 across the street in front of Bruce Hamilton`s Garage and a little further up, while this tree and a fourth were planted on the western side of King Street in Nov / Dec 1918.

May its presence act as a reminder of those who served their country so well.

Unveiled by Councillor Ann Collins, the Mayor of Clifton Shire Council on 9th March, 2004.

Source: MA,SKP
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