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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.

Coolamon Shire Council received funding of $10,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant trees at cemeteries and a sports ground, install commemorative plaques and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will beautify the areas and enhance shade for community use.

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.  

Twenty native trees have been planted at Marrar to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The trees have been planted as part of a $15.1 million national program to celebrate her Majesty’s milestone.

Coolamon Shire Council was one of nine successful applicants in the Riverina and the Central West and received a grant of $10,000 through the program.

Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack and Coolamon Shire Council Mayor David McCann unveiled a plaque to commemorate the historic tree planting at Marrar on Friday, 5 August.

Mayor McCann said the council was proud to be involved in the jubilee celebrations and grateful for the funding, which will see avenues of native trees planted across the shire. “We hope that in the years to come as these trees mature, the community is able to reflect on the dedicated public service of our Queen to our Commonwealth of Australia,” Cr McCann said.
Region Riverina (NSW), 9 August 2022.



Address:Canola Road, Marrar Cemetery, Marrar, 2652
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.833029
Long: 147.380727
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:Friday 5th August, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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