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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. 

Port Elliot Town & Foreshore Improvement Association received funding of $10,679 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 provide shade, improve community well-being and enhance 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. 

This week I have had the pleasure of attending three commemorative events held by groups who received funding through the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee grant round. Despite living what appeared to be an extravagant lifestyle from the public viewpoint, the late Queen never lost her true love of the natural environment. It was hoped that by planting trees in her honour this legacy would live on in a lasting and environmentally beneficial way. So congratulations to the Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group Inc, Port Elliott Community Garden and the Macclesfield Community Association, I look forward to watching your projects grow and thrive well into the future.
Facebook, Rebekha Sharkie MP, 4 November 2022. 



Address:Elliot Street, Port Elliot Community Community Garden, Port Elliot, 5212
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.529621
Long: 138.672232
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-November 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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