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

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. 


Address:Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.810498
Long: 153.274527
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


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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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