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The tree commemorates the Centenary of Federation.

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. They kept the systems of government (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.



Address:1151 Murphys Creek Road, Murphy`s Creek State School, Murphys Creek, 4352
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.460531
Long: 152.053841
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th May, 2001
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This tree was planted to commemorate the Centenary of Federation

- 9 May, 2001 -

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