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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 $8,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant regionally appropriate trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will attract and support native wildlife, and enhance shade for students.

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. 

In 2022 it was the platinum jubilee of the Queen, meaning that she had been reigning on the throne for 70 years.

Michelle Palmer and Jackie Bamber prepared a grant submission to enable the school to plant some trees in the queen’s honour. We received a grant from the Federal Government for $8000. With this money and some of the school’s money we were able to create and plant this avenue of trees which were planted in honour of the queen. The school also contributed $3000 towards the tree arbour so it could be irrigated and have the path that leads to the Fibonacci sculpture seating.

We chose Claret Ash trees which will grow to a large size and bring shade at the back of the oval.  They are deciduous trees which means they will lose their leaves in winter.

Mr Stevens said a few words and cut the ribbon with Michelle Palmer to officially open the tree arbour.
East Marden Primary School.



Address:43 James Street, East Marden Primary School, Campbelltown, 5074
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.882964
Long: 138.653418
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:2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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