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The plaque commemorates the planting of trees here in 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria`s reign. The trees were planted in the park on the 24th June 1897. 

On 23 September 1896, Victoria surpassed her grandfather George III as the longest-reigning monarch in monarch in English, Scottish and British history.  The Queen requested that any special celebrations be delayed until 1897, to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee, which was made a festival of the British Empire at the suggestion of Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain. 

BERRIMA, Thursday. The record celebrations proved a great success. Trees were planted in the park by the following :— Berrima tree, Mr. J. W. Cordeaux, J.P., district tree, Mr. W. M'Court, Bowral tree, Mr. Thomas Loveridge, Sutton Forest tree, Mr. Charles Nicholson, J.P., Mittagong tree, Mr. G E Makin, departmental tree, Miss Keirnan; High Range tree, Rev. J. Sheppard, Moss Vale, Joadaja, and Belanglo, the oldest resident, Mrs Chapman, and the youngest, Miss Connolly. Others also planted trees. The picnic and sports were well attended. The town was brilliantly illuminated. 
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 26 June 1897.


Address:Wingecarribee Street, Berrima Reserve, Berrima, 2577
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.488668
Long: 150.337794
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1897


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th February, 1986
Source: H, MA
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