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Photographs supplied by John Huth

The tree commemorates 150 years of the State of Queensland from 1859 to 2009.

On 6 June 1859 Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent to form the colony of Queensland. A proclamation was read by George Bowen on 10 December 1859 whereupon Queensland was formally separated from New South Wales. Bowen became the first Governor of Queensland and Robert Herbert became the first Premier of Queensland.

During the 1890s, the six Australian colonies, including Queensland, held a series of referendums which culminated in the Federation of Australia on 1 January 1901. During this time, Queensland had a population of half a million people. Since that time Queensland has remained a federated state within Australia.



Address:1 School Lane, Anakie State School, Anakie, 4702
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.553969
Long: 147.746202
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:2009


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription


Planted by Year 7 in 2009 to commemorate Queensland's 150 years

N. Bremmer  T. Ingram
S. Buhmann  J. Irving
S. Church      N. King
S. Devecchi  J. Naumanen
J. Gresham   I. Pain
L. Hicks        J. Rodrigues
K. Horne      M. Trickey

Teacher : V. Hawkins
Principal : S McMillan


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au