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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 native trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will improve community participation and provide additional habitat 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.  

Last term, we received a grant from the Australian Government to plant trees to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. The money was used to remove the three large camphor Laurel trees on the corner of Lakemba St and Garrong Rd. Our new native garden has been planted behind the hall on Lakemba St and we are looking for a date when we can officially open this garden. It has been planted with 3 large gum trees and about 100 small native bushes and grasses (Sweet flag, Hairy Woollygrass, German Garlic and Basket Grass). Work continues to make this area more accessible.
Facebook, St Therese Catholic Primary School Lakemba,
8 November 2022.

This Thursday, our newest native garden will be officially opened by Ms Debbie Agapitos on behalf of Tony Burke, the Federal Member for Watson. The ceremony will take place at 11.15 in the garden on the corner of Lakemba St. and Garrong Rd. We look forward to welcoming Ms Agapitos to our school.
Facebook, 6 December 2022. 

We are so pleased with our newest native garden on the corner of Lakemba St. and Garrong Rd! It was officially opened by Mr Zac Hatzis who planted a flowering Eucalypt on behalf of Tony Burke, the Federal Member for Watson and Mr Conlan who planted a Christmas Bush. A plaque was unveiled to commemorate the event and to acknowledge that this project received funding from the Australian Government’s ‘Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee Program’.

These final trees complete the garden that was prepared and planted by the Muru Mittigar Landscaping Company. It is hoped that these native plants will help return the garden to its original look before European settlement in Lakemba.
Thank you to Mr Quirk for organising a makeover of our school garden. What a wonderful opportunity for our students to witness a momentous event.
Facebook, 19 December 2022. 




Address:2A Yerrick Road, St Theresa`s Catholic Primary School, Lakemba, 2195
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.917036
Long: 151.077744
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:Thursday 8th December, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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