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An avenue of trees commemorates the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937.  The plaque was unveiled at the site on the 24th July 1988.

The coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth 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.

TOOWOOMBA, Friday.—The Coronation committee has everything in readiness for the celebrations to take place in Toowoomba on May 12. In the morning, services will be held in the churches and at 11.35 a.m. a procession will move to the showground, where Mr. N.S. Connall, principal of the Church of England Boys' School, will deliver an address and the National Anthem will be sung In full. In the afternoon the show ground will be devoted to sports in which schools will compete. An avenue of trees will be planted in Ruthven-street between South and Alderley streets, a distance of approximately half a mile, and the two rows of trees will be named Coronation Avenue.
Warwick Daily News (Qld), 24 April 1937. 


Address:Ruthven Street, between South & Alderley Streets, South Toowoomba, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.579466
Long: 151.950331
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:12-May-1937
Actual Event End Date:12-May-1937


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th May, 1937
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Plaque :

This Avenue Of Trees Was Planted
By The Citizens Of Toowoomba
 On The 12th May, 1937
To Commemorate The Coronation Of 
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth
        24th July 1988

Source: MA
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