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The seat commemorates 50 years of patronage of the Norfolk Island Flora and Fauna Society, by Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Norfolk Island Flora & Fauna Society was established in 1967 by a group of people with concerns and hopes for the environment of the Norfolk Island group of islands. Its Patron was HRH Duke of Edinburgh until his death in April 2021. It provides assistance to the community, to scientists and naturalists and to all levels of government, in environmental works, education, research, public interpretation and other nature craft activities. The Society’s work brought the unique environment of the island sufficiently to the fore that the Australian Government declared the Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Gardens in 1983. Offshore Phillip Island was added to the National Park in 1996. These areas are managed and funded by Parks Australia. 



Address:Headstone Road, Rocky Point, Norfolk Island, 2899
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.043811
Long: 167.922372
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1967
Approx. Event End Date:2017


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
Front Inscription

Norfolk Island Flora & Fauna Society
Commemorates 50 years of Patronage by 
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Left Side Inscription

Life Members

Owen and Beryl Evans OAMs

Right Side Inscription

Life Members

Honey McCoy and Angela Guymer

Source: MA
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