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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. 

Knox City Council received funding of $5,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant a feature tree at Stamford Park Homestead, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will enhance the tree canopy and provide additional 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. 

A tree plaque unveiling event was held on Wednesday 14 December to commemorate the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and to honour her life's achievements.

The Australian Government provided a grant as part of a community-based tree planting program to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee (70 years of service).

Stamford Park homestead gardens in Rowville was selected as an appropriate location to plant this feature tree, Taxodium distichum, more commonly known as Swamp Cypress. This tree will enhance the homestead's garden and provide an additional green canopy for Rowville.

Stamford Park homestead is a magnificent example of 19th-century architecture featuring Gothic gables, fretted barge boards, intricate wrought iron and five-metre high ceilings. It is one of the last remaining substantial 19th century houses in the region.

The homestead was in an advanced state of disrepair when it was acquired by Knox Council in 1988. It has been restored and the expansive six acres of parkland is now graced with this new feature tree.

The final stage of the neighbouring wetland development is underway and expected to be completed late 2023, subject to weather. 

Stamford Park homestead is located in Emmeline Row, Rowville.
knox your city, 16 December 2022. 



Address:8 Emmeline Row, Stamford Park Homestead, Rowville, 3178
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.914509
Long: 145.233578
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 December, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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