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The Old Gum Tree


History and museums
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sightseeing, landmark, walking



The Old Gum Tree is a historic site in Glenelg North, Australia. On 28 December 1836, the British governor John Hindmarsh delivered the proclamation creating the colony of South Australia. A ceremony is held each year on Proclamation Day, with the current Governor reading out Hindmarsh's original speech.

The tree itself, probably a red gum, has long since died. Its decayed outer surface was encased in concrete in 1963.




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