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Moreton Bay fig trees were planted in the park in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of the Federation of Australia of the Australian colonies in 1901 and to recognise the Centenary Medal recipients of Forbes. 

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia formed one nation.  When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Note : The trees are no longer in existence and only the plaque remains. 



Address:Junction & Lachlan Streets, Wheogo Park, Forbes, 2871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.386991
Long: 148.000394
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Celebrating 100 Years of Federation
The Moreten Bay Fig Trees were planted in 2001
To stand in recognition of Contribution to Forbes Society
Centenary Medal Recipients
Nominated by Forbes Shire Council
Meg Drane, Ian MacCallum and Laurel Hull.


Source: MA
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