Historical information

George Smith was a noted nurseryman and seedsman who founded the Royal Exotic Nurseries at Lake Wendouree. He gave technical advice in the laying out of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the planting of street trees and in advancing numerous municipal works around Ballarat.


George Smith advanced the interests of Ballarat and its inhabitants in numerous ways, especially in agriculture and horticulture. He was also instrumental in making Ballarat famous in the other Colonies as well as overseas.

Physical description

Three pages of photocopied newsprint in heavy black print.

Inscriptions & markings

National Library of Australia reference number at the bottom of each page