Queen’s memory lives on

Queen’s memory lives on

Aspecial Mount Gambier tree planting last week proved to be of particularly poignant timing.

Mount Gambier City Council and Reidy Park Primary School students planted trees at the Elizabeth Knight Reserve, near the Blue Lake, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years of service of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Council staff were joined by students to plant 16 native trees Eucalyptus Leucoxylon to provide an attractive tree canopy, with a space for people to enjoy the peacefulness of the area.

This tree species is a South Australian Blue gum native to our area and aligns with the natural beauty and design of the Crater Lakes precinct.

The tree-planting program was funded by the Federal Government and complemented other initiatives occurring across the Commonwealth to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee.

Meanwhile, council is celebrating the Queen’s life in many ways and invites the community to join in her commemoration.

A Book of Condolence to honour the life of the Queen can be signed at the Civic Centre reception, the Mount Gambier Library is hosting its Immersive Story Telling of the 1954 Royal Visit in the Library Foyer with 360-degree camera footage, photographs from the Les Hill Historic Collection and oral history recordings from community members.

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