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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 $20,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant mature trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will beautify the local environment and enhance the tree canopy. 

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.  

RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village residents are enjoying some beautiful new landscaping thanks to a grant through The Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Project. 

The new trees in our ground are slowly growing with the help of the tender care of residents and staff after they were planted in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s life achievements. The community-based tree planting program continued as planned after The Queen passed in September last year.

The grant awarded us $20,000 to plant trees around our village. To honour the occasion, we hosted a luncheon for lodge members, their families, residents, staff and guests. We were fortunate to have the Grand Master MW Bro Mr Les Hicks, Meryl Swanson Federal Member for Patterson, Representing Cessnock City Council Councillors, Mitchel Hill, Ann Sander and Karen Jackson join us for lunch.

The celebration also included the presentation of a certificate recognising 70 years of membership in Freemasonry to W Bro George Burgess, who is now a resident at the Village.

A special thank you to W Bro Graham Smith, RW Bro Terry Stothard and Brian Smith for all their hard work in securing the grant and for organising the design and landscaping of the trees on the grounds at RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village.

We are delighted to now have 53 new, mature trees that line the road and paths at our Village and surround the current dam. We look forward to seeing these beautiful Grafted Canadian Maples and Crepe Myrtles trees flourish.
RFBI Village News, 20 December 2022



Address:412 Lang Street, RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village, Kurri Kurri, 2327
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.824511
Long: 151.464538
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December - 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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