Sherwood Arboretum

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.27

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Jolimont Street, Sherwood

Latitude & Longitude: -27.5325,152.97388889

Time Link: 1925

Map Link: 1926

Image Time Point: 1926

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Sherwood Forest Park was officially opened on World Forestry Day, 21 March 1925, with a planting of 72 Queensland kauri (Agathis robusta) along a central promenade named Sir Matthew Nathan Avenue in honour of the Queensland Governor. The concept began as an idea of the Curator of the Botanical Gardens, Ernest Walter Bick, outlining the need to establish “…an Arboretum near the city where the growth of native and other trees could be studied.” The proposal gain wide-ranging support across the Brisbane civic and Queensland scientific communities.


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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 chain to the inch. Memorial Park Estate, Graceville, being subdivisions of Port 15, two resubdivisions A of Subdivisions 52­81,153-165, Parish of Oxley, County of Stanley for sale by Realty Development Co Ltd. 1 chains/inch. H James, Lithographers, Queen St, Brisbane. 620605