Henry Parkes Federation Tree, Berrima, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Throsbyonchurch
S 34° 29.397 E 150° 20.057
56H E 255217 N 6180291
Quick Description: In 1890 this small oak tree was planted in the Georgian Square in Berrima by Sir Henry Parkes.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 11/6/2015 2:15:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMPXPW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
In 1890 this small tree was planted in the Georgian Square at Berrima by Sir Henry Parkes, the Father of Federation. It is now an enormous shady tree.
On 21 March 1890 the Premier Sir Henry Parkes visited Bowral school, where the staff and students gave him a generous reception. According to the Scrutineer of 25 March 1890:
On Thursday evening last Sir Henry Parkes was received with a great demonstration of applause on his arrival at the Bowral railway station by the express train, and was then driven to the School of Arts, where an audience of over 400 people were waiting to hear his address. He then visited Berrima, where he then planted the famous oak tree at the request of the people of the town.
Historic Event:
Australian Premier, Sir Henry Parkes planted this tree on 21 March 1890.

Year: 1890

Species: English Oak

Approximate Age: 125

Location: Berrima, NSW, Australia

Website: Not listed

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