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The wishing tree, planted for children and presented by Soroptomist International of North Sydney in 1988, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the settlement of North Sydney.

The township of St Leonards was laid out in 1836 in what is now North Sydney, bounded by what is now Miller, Walker, Lavender and Berry Streets. The plan of the township was approved by Governor Gipps and gazetted as St. Leonards on the 10th October 1838 and was changed to North Sydney on the 9th September 1893.



Address:Miller & Falcon Streets , St Leonards Park , North Sydney, 2060
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.830442
Long: 151.210284
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:10-October-1838
Actual Event End Date:10-October-1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th October, 1988
Front Inscription

     This Wishing Tree
For The Enjoyment Of Children,
    Was Presented By
Soroptomist International Of North Sydney
To The Municipality Of North Sydney
     On 9th October 1988
On The Occasion Of Its 150th Anniversary
In Australia`s Bicentennial Year


Source: MA
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