NSW Remembrance Driveway to Canberra Ceremonial Spades

Description

The spades used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to plant the first trees for the NSW Remembrance Driveway to Canberra in Macquarie Place, Sydney.

The spades and a collection of photographs are located in Sydney Town Hall.

Inscription

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh used this spade when planting a tree in Macquarie Place Park, Sydney, to mark the beginning of the Remembrance Driveway to Canberra 5th February 1954.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II used this spade when planting a tree in Macquarie Place Park, Sydney, to mark the beginning of the Remembrance Driveway to Canberra 5th February 1954.

Address
Sydney Town Hall,
483 George Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
05 February 1954
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1954-02-05
Dedication date
05 February 1954
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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