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Biographical entry Francis, Peter (1908 - 1989)

BEM

Born
1908
Konongwootong, Victoria, Australia
Died
12 July 1989
Coleraine, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Bridge builder and Environmentalist

Summary

Peter Francis grew up at Konongwootong and worked as a shearer, timber-cutter and bridge builder.

From 1966 until his death in 1989, Peter Francis worked to convert a former abandoned quarry and rubbish dump, known as "The Points" in the town of Coleraine, into an arboretum. In 2010, it contained more than 500 eucalypts.

Peter Francis was awarded the Medal of the Order for Meritorious Service (BEM) for his achievement.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

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