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The tree marks the commencement of the Glenorchy Heritage Walk and is believed to have been planted in memory of those who served in the Boer War. 

Note: An article in Trove states that trees were planted in Glenorchy at the Council Chambers and the recreation ground to celebrate Queen Victoria`s Jubilee in 1897. It is unknown if this tree is one of the one`s which were planted. 

Glenorchy Municipal Council.
The Warden stated that in response to the invitation issued by the Council to residents of the district to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, by planting memorial trees at the Council-chambers and recreation ground, a great number assembled at the appointed hour, and each one planted a tree. He suggested, as a memento of the occasion, that the names of the residents who planted the trees be recorded in the minutes. Agreed to. 
Excerpt from Monthly Meeting, Mercury (Hobart), 5 July 1897. 


Address:374 Main Road, Council Chambers, Glenorchy, 7010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.833107
Long: 147.275354
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Front Inscription

The California Pepper Tree marks the
commencement of Glenorchy`s Heritage Walks.

It is believed the Tree was planted
around the turn of the century.

Anecdotal evidence suggests the Tree
may have been planted to commemorate
local soldiers who fought in the Boer War
from 1899 to 1902.

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