Historical information

Note by T.H. Kneen 18 March 1992, "The Californian Redwood left of the Jacaranda was planted in 1857 according to correspondence received from Charles French (see archives). Various statements about the date of planting have been made, based on oral history." It is now known that the tree was actually planted a bit later, 1861.

Physical description

Colour photograph taken by P. Esdale for consideration for inclusion in, "Green Grows Our Garden," A.P. Winzenried. View of large old trees taken from the Administration Building looking towards the Shady Garden. Jacaranda in flower.

Inscriptions & markings

On reverse, "Some of the oldest trees at Burnley (Jacaranda) → sketch of 2 trees. Both believed to be planted in 1851."