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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 $5,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant native trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will revegetate the area and enhance the habitat and food available for native fauna.

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.  

Port Stephens community members are invited to ‘Plant a Tree for the Queen’s Jubilee’ on October 9 at the Mallabula Sports Complex from 9.30am. The originally planned event, postponed due to poor weather conditions, will now serve as a day of remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II.

The trees planted on the day are now set to be a lasting memorial to a leader that for most of us is the only head of state we have ever known.

Fran Corner told News Of The Area, “We are asking groups to dress up a bit and plant the tree with a message with their group name so we can take some photos and put them on the community webpage.

The tree-planting site is one which was mined from the 1960’s and is now being restored. 60 advanced koala feed trees are being planted on the low and swampy ground. The tree planting is a federally funded event. This will see the Tilligerry Peninsula’s diverse community groups captured together in a moment in time as history is changing all around us.

The event will kick off with renditions of ‘God Save the Queen’, ‘Advance Australia Fair’ and ‘We Are Australian’.

During the formalities Stacy Mail will share information about Landcare, and Paul Holmquest from Port Stephens Koala Hospital will speak about our koalas.

After this the trees will be planted and decorated and all in attendance are invited to stay and share a cuppa and some cake.
By Marian Sampson
Nambucca Valley News, 5  0ctober 2022.



Address:Strathmore Road, Mallabula Sporting Complex, Mallabula, 2319
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.731892
Long: 152.015453
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 9th October, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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