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A forest was planted to commemorate the corononation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. 

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey.  Elaizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25, 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 took place more than a year later because of the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning that follows the death of a monarch and also on account of the need to make preparations for the ceremony.

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:Wimmera Highway & Jung North Road, Jung, 3399
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.622153
Long: 142.360294
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:02-June-1953
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 3rd September, 1953
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Shire of Wimmera
Community Forest No 2
Planted 3rd Sept 1953

To commemorate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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