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The footpath was laid to commemorate the coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth in May 1937.

The coronation of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and as Emperor and Empress of India took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. George VI ascended the throne upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, on 11 December 1936, three days before his 41st birthday. Edward's coronation had been planned for 12 May 1937 and it was decided to continue with his brother and sister-in-law's coronation on the same date.


Address:High Street, Yackandandah, 3749
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.313209
Long: 146.840603
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:12-May-1937
Actual Event End Date:12-May-1937


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1937
Front Inscription

This Footpath
   Was Laid
To Commemorate
The Coronation
Their Majesties
King George VI
Queen Elizabeth

Source: MA
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