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14-August-2018
14-August-2018

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Coronation Viewpoint was named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and a direction finder was erected in 1954 at the site to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. 

The coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. George VI ascended the throne upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, on 11 December 1936, three days before his 41st birthday. Edward's coronation had been planned for 12 May 1937 and it was decided to continue with his brother and sister-in-law's coronation on the same date.
 

Location

Address:Pacific Highway, Coronation Viewpoint, Lane Cove, 2066
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.817439
Long: 151.180339
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

CORONATION VIEWPOINT

This Site Was Named To Commemorate
The Coronation Of His Majesty King George VI

This Indicator Was Erected By The Council Of
The Municipality Of Lane Cove In Conjunction
With Local Public Organisations To Commemorate
The Coronation Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Officially Unveiled On 12th December, 1954
By His Worship The Mayor Ald. G. O. Venteman

Members of the Lane Cove Council

Ald. R. J. Brickhill                 Ald. J. A. Garnsey    Ald. G. Batten
Ald. W. A. Henningham        Ald. A. E. Griffith      Ald. J. H. Blackman
Ald. (Mrs.) M. G. Propsting   Ald. A. E. Shaw       Ald. G. O. Venteman

H. R. Alder Town Clerk          N. J. Cunningham Engineer

 

Source: H, MA
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