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The Wollemi Pine tree commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the War Widows Guild of Australia (Queensland) in 1947.  

The War Widows' Guild of Australia was formed in 1945 in Victoria by the late Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey OBE, CBE, widow of Major-General George Vasey. In 1947 the Queensland State Branch was formed. The Guild aims to watch over and protect the interests of war widows by lobbying politicians and offering its members friendship, empathy and comfort in times of need, particularly in the loss of a partner.


Address:Parklands Boulevard, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.46332
Long: 153.018197
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1947
Approx. Event End Date:2007


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th August, 2007
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This Wollemi Pine was donated by the War Widows` Guild Queensland on 13 August 2007

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Guild`s foundation by Jessie Mary Vasey CBE

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au