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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 an avenue of trees alongside the Old Hume Highway, install commemorative plaques and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will beautify the local environment and raise awareness of The Queen's Jubilee.

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.  

Community members and media representatives are invited to attend a ceremonial tree planting in Berrima to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Berrima Residents Association received $20,000 in Federal Government funding to plant trees to commemorate 70 years of the late Queen’s reign. A plan is currently being developed in consultation with the community and Wingecarribee Shire Council will plant trees once this has been finalised. A Georgian theme has been identified to complement the history and character of the village.

The tree planting ceremony will take place at 5 pm on Saturday 10 December opposite the Surveyor General Inn on the Old Hume Highway in Berrima.

The ceremonial oak tree was grown from seed from the Henry Parkes Federation Tree planted in 1890.

The funding program provided each federal electorate up to $100,000 in grants for up to 10 projects nominated by the local Federal Member of Parliament in consultation with their immediate community. It complements other initiatives across the Commonwealth, such as the tree planting project in the United Kingdom inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Wingecarribee Shire Council Media Centre, 9 December 2022.




Address:Old Hume Highway, Berrima , 2577
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.898547
Long: 150.866524
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:Saturday 10th December, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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