Coronation Ceremonial Tree Planting
- Saturday, 6 May 2023
- Photos supplied by Salty Dingo / Government House Sydney
A stunning morning, a significant day, and one special tree.
On Saturday morning , 6 May 2023, a Ceremonial Tree Planting and Garden Party, in celebration of the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, took place at Government House.
The melaleuca tree sapling at the heart of the ceremony, was grown from a cutting of the tree planted at Government House by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her 1954 visit to Australia. This tree continues to stand tall by the Government House driveway.
The event began with a smoking ceremony by the Koomurri Dancers, and included the National Anthem and Royal Anthem played by the Australian Army Band, and short addresses delivered by His Excellency the Honourable Andrew Bell, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, and Lottie Dalziel, NSW Young Australian of the Year.
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