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The tree was 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 $5,500 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant a mature tree, 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.  

COMMEMORATIVE TREE PLANTING CEREMONY. Over one-thousand students, staff and special guest Ted O`Brien MP - Federal Member for Fairfax celebrated the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and our new King Charles III.
Facebook, Suncoast Christian College, 15 September 2022. 

College tree planting honours the Queen’s enduring grace
Farewell Your Majesty

Over one-thousand students, teachers and staff gathered at Suncoast Christian College on Wednesday in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate a life of unflagging service, humility and faith. The tribute included the planting of a Moreton Bay fig tree, symbolic of the enduring grace and strength which Her Majesty was known for during her remarkable seventy-year reign. The event was supported by a $5000 Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee grant.

Ted O`Brien MP - Federal Member for Fairfax  said the event provided a meaningful outlet for the school community to mourn the loss of an extraordinary Monarch. “The Queen led a remarkable life; a selfless life of service to her country and to her Commonwealth,” Mr O’Brien said. She will be remembered for her enduring strength, kindness and grace. “I am delighted to have supported today’s ceremony, which so aptly honoured Her Majesty’s 70 years of duty. She will be honoured until the end of days.”

Suncoast Christian College Principal Greg Mattiske, said the school had originally planned to host the special outdoor ceremony to mark the Platinum Jubilee milestone of Queen Elizabeth II, but adapted proceedings to provide the school community an opportunity to pay their respects. “The date for the Ceremony has been set for some time but it was all the more poignant due to Queen Elizabeth II’s sudden death last Friday,” Mr Mattiske said. “With her passing, we will pay tribute to her historic reign and devotion to duty, family, faith and service.”

The ceremony included the laying of floral wreaths in memory of the late Queen and recognition of our new monarch, King Charles III. Suncoast Christian College Director of Studies Mrs Lyndall Waters, said the event was of great significance.
“Moreton Bay figs grow into giant trees of magnificence and steadfast beauty, becoming the crown in the tree canopy. This is such a fitting tribute for Her Majesty.”
Facebook, Suncoast Christan College, Sunshine Valley Gazette,
23 September 2022.



Address:Shubert & Kiel Mountain Roads, Suncoast Christian College, Woombye, 4559
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.664939
Long: 152.977538
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-February-1952
Actual Event End Date:06-February-2022


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 14th September, 2022
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Trees planted to commemorate
the Platinum Jubilee of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This project is jointly funded through Suncoast Christian
College and the Australian Government`s Planting
Trees for the the Queen`s Jubilee Program. This project takes
place on Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi Country
Source: MA
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