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Author
Lawrence, T. F. C.; Boden, R. W.
Title
The Trees of Canberra Avenue
In
First International and Eighth Australian Engineering Heritage Conference 1996: Shaping Our Future; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 1996, pp. 89-96
ISBN/ISSN
0858256614
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=625154225897033;res=IELENG
Abstract

In 1926 The Institution of Engineers, Australia, was one of a dozen organisations (mainly national in coverage) that sponsored the planting of trees in Canberra Avenue. The Institution sponsored some 96 trees, and on a visit to Canberra in August a dozen members, and some wives, planted a token 3 dozen trees in the names of past and present Councillors, of benefactors of The Institution, and of its several Divisions. This paper documents the results of the research undertaken (in contemporary records) to determine the circumstances of the planting and biographical details of the names mentioned, and documents an assessment of those trees that remain in 1995 (about one third of the total).

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