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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. 

Murgon RSL received funding of $6450 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant native trees in a newly established Memorial Park , 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. 

Llew O`Brien MP
As they say, "blessed is he who plants trees under whose shade he will never sit" . This old railway corridor block doesn't look much now, but this will be
transformed into a new Memorial Garden to mark the Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and pay respects to those who fought for Australia. It will be our grandchildren and children who will enjoy this place in full glory at Gore Street, thanks to the initiative of Murgon RSL Sub Branch.

Congratulations is deserved for their work to achieve a $4542 Federal Government grant for trees to recognise the Queen's 70 years of service to Australia while creating a new park to reflect on veterans' service since World War 2, where no memorials currently exist.
Facebook, Murgon RSL, 8 September 2022.

On Saturday 10 December, the Murgon community opened the Veterans’ Memorial Park – a peaceful space to honour post-World War II veterans. 

An initiative of the Murgon RSL Sub Branch, the park was opened by State Member for Nicklin, Rob Skelton MP and Murgon RSL Sub Branch President, Kevin Gill.

The opening followed more than 12 weeks of planning and construction and included a tribute to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the unveiling of a dedicated plaque among more than 30 juvenile and mature trees planted in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service to Australia.

A prominent feature of the park is the installation of a replica Long Tan Cross, which has been erected in honour of those who served and lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Commemorative plaques have also been installed, honouring wars and conflicts in Vietnam, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as acknowledging Peacekeeping Forces.
Excerpt from RSL Queensland, 14 December 2022. 





Address:Gore Street, Veterans`Memorial Park , Murgon, 4605
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.240546
Long: 151.942617
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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