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Five fig trees were planted by students from Lismore schools to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.

George V (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. He celebrated his Silver Jubilee in 1935. 

LISMORE, Friday.
To commemorate the King's silver jubilee the Lismore Municipal Council resolved to place a marble tablet in the council chambers to indicate the positions of the trees planted on May 6 in the memorial park and to each of the participating schools a brass plaque bearing similar details.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 18 May 1935.


Address:Molesworth Street, Memorial Park, Lismore, 2480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.810623
Long: 153.274183
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-May-1935
Actual Event End Date:06-May-1935


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 6th May, 1935
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Plaque :

These large fig trees are four of five Ficus hillii
planted on 6th May 1935 by children from
Lismore schools to commemorate the Silver
        Jubilee of King George V.
Each tree represented a member of the royal
family who had visited Australia.
These included the Duke of York, later King
George VI whose train made a brief stop at
Lismore Railway Station on 13th April 1927.
Queen Elizabeth II visited Lismore on 9th - 10th
             February 1954.
From a special dais erected at this site for the
official welcome the Queen spoke of
`this lovely and prosperous district`

Source: MA
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