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Chain  of Beacons Tree
Chain of Beacons Tree

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth
A tree commemorates Maroochy Shire's participation in the Chain of Beacons across Australia in 1988.


Address:Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, 4572
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.674722
Long: 153.114722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th June, 1988
Front Inscription

Australia 1788-1988

This tree commemorates Maroochy Shire's part in the Bicentennial National Chain of Beacons. It was planted in the ashes of Maroochy's beacon one of hundreds in a chain commencing at sunset at Botany Bay, encircling Australia and returning to Botany Bay at sunrise.

A large gathering of citizens took part in the Maroochy beacon at 5.50 am on Sunday 19 June 1988 as one of the links in the largest chain of beacons in world history.

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