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The trees were planted, and a commemorative plaque unveiled, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee and acknowledge her 70 years of service as Australia`s Head of State.

The project received funding of $11,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will encourage student and community participation, and support native wildlife. 500 native tree seedlings were planted in September 2022. 

Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history.  

Another 500 trees have been planted at Bolwarra Sports Complex thanks to community support in Maitland.  We are well on our way to reaching 2000 trees at this site, not including understory plants.  While it is unusual to be planting into summer, we are taking advantage of the wet conditions and the slope which prevents waterlogging. It was a sunny but blustery day with high winds but it didn’t stop the crowd from taking part- over 30 people pitched in to make the Queens Jubilee planting celebration a success.  We gathered for morning tea and took a moment of pause to honour the late Queen Elizabeth II.  We were graced with two beautiful songs by Maitland City Choir- Advance Australia Fair and “I love a Sunburnt Country by Dorothea MacKeller.
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Address:Victoria Road, John Wilkinson Reserve, Bolwarra Sporting Complex. , Bolwarra, 2320
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.704571
Long: 151.573241
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-February-1952
Actual Event End Date:06-February-2022


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th September, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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