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Marriage of Prince & Princess of Wales : 09-June-2013
Marriage of Prince & Princess of Wales : 09-June-2013

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Two oak trees were planted to commemorate the marriage of Prince and Princess of Wales in 1863.

The  "Albert and Alexandra oaks " will be planted this morning with due ceremony, in the centre of the Botanic Reserve. This ceremony, though not a very exciting one, is one of the most interesting in the day's proceedings, The traditions which cluster round the British oak,— "the brave old oak,"— are such as to enkindle the enthusiasm of every Anglo-Australian.
Excerpt from The Marriage Celebration, Demonstration at Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Mail (Vic.), 19 May 1863.

Note: The date on the plaque is given as the 26th May 1863. 


Address:Downes Road, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.053228
Long: 144.216225
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 19th May, 1863
Front Inscription

This Oak Tree Was Planted On 26th May 1863
To Celebrate The Marriage Of The
Prince & Princess Of Wales.
It Is The Oldest Existing Planting In The
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

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