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Aspen Island to be renamed in honour of Queen’s jubilee


An aerial view of Aspen Island with Kings Avenue Bridge, behind.

ASPEN Island in Lake Burley Griffin will be renamed in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

“Aspen Island in Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, the home of the National Carillon, will be renamed Queen Elizabeth II Island during a special event in June 2022,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today (January 1).

“Given the National Carillon was officially opened by Her Majesty in 1970, it is only fitting that Aspen Island should be renamed in recognition of her many years of service to Australia.

“This ceremony will also include dedicating the new Queen Elizabeth Water Gardens, which will transform the nearby foreshore as well as improve water quality.”

The Island and Water Gardens would display the Commonwealth flags.

The Prime Minister said Australia would hold a range of national and community events in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of dedicated service to Australia and the Commonwealth.

“Seventy years of service is a truly immense achievement, and we are proud to join with other Commonwealth nations to celebrate this milestone,” the Prime Minister said.

“Her Majesty has always held a deep affection and close connection with the people of Australia.

“We plan to hold a range of events to coincide with key dates throughout 2022, to show our respect and appreciation for seven decades of service.”

He said celebrations would include the lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon in Canberra, the release of commemorative stamps and coins, as well as illuminating monuments all around Australia.

Philip Benwell, national chair of the Australian Monarchist League said the league was delighted that the Australian government had released plans for widespread celebrations honouring the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, which would be reached February 6.

“We are sure that the Australian people as a whole will particularly welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement that one of the key events would be renaming Aspen Island within Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, in The Queen’s honour,” he said.

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4 Responses to Aspen Island to be renamed in honour of Queen’s jubilee

Peter Downie says: January 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm

This is disgusting. Why do we need to rename Aspen Island in honour of some foreign monarch? Years of service to Australia? What service?

Neil says: January 3, 2022 at 8:54 pm

This whole damn country is burdened with names of British upper classes and British Royals. When will this grovelling obsession end? We do not need to name yet another name ruined by reference to some monarch on the other side of the world.

Peter Downie says: January 4, 2022 at 4:03 pm

Indeed. A monarch who sits at the very apex of the world’s most successful terrorist state, which grabbed whatever territory took its fancy, which practiced drug dealing on an industrial scale, and went to war with a country that tried to resist the opium trade.


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