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A Swamp White Oak tree (Quercus Bicolour) commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on the 2nd June 1953.  The tree was planted by the Mayor of Orange, Ald JP Jaeger.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan took place on 2 June 1953. Elizabeth, then aged 25, ascended the thrones of these countries upon the death of her father, King George VI on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterwards. The coronation was delayed for more than a year because of the tradition that such a festival was inappropriate during the period of mourning that followed the death of the preceding sovereign.

Queen Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was the longest serving English monarch, who reigned from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022 a period of over 70 years.


Address:Lords Place , Robertson Park , Orange, 2800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.283195
Long: 149.102281
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1953
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This (Quercis bicolor) `Swamp White Oak` was planted by the Mayor of Orange Ald. J. P. Jaeger 

To commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2nd 1953.


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