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The tree was planted in memory of Queen Elizabeth II who died in September 2022.

Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history.  

Rockhampton Regional Council has today planted a Ficus Microcarpa Hillii tree at City Hall in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Acting Mayor Neil Fisher said the tree planting was a special way to commemorate the longest-reigning British Monarch and longest-serving female head of state in history. “She holds a special place for many people in Rockhampton after visiting the region in 1954. For the young Queen and Prince Phillip to travel to the city so early in her reign, just 9 months after her coronation, was a defining moment in our region’s history. The tree that is being planted today is a member of the fig tree family and has significant reference to the monarch with figs featured throughout jubilee tree plantings. Condolence books are also available for residents to leave their condolences in. They are located at all Rockhampton Regional Libraries and the Rockhampton Museum of Art.  “A memorial tree will also be planted outside Council Administration Offices in Gracemere tomorrow at 3pm and Mount Morgan on Wednesday at 12pm.”
Rockhampton Council, 19 September 2022. 



Address:232 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton Town Hall, Rockhampton, 4700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.382325
Long: 150.514381
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 19th September, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au