Historical information

The 'Tree of Knowledge' was planted on Arbor Day 1896 by Mrs Elizabeth Downing who lived on the farm that was originally the Mount Helen Site. When the site was purchased in 1966 the architects and planners inspected the site and decided 'The Big Tree' must remain as a central landmark in preparing the layout of the campus.

Physical description

Photograph of the 'Tree of Knowledge', a Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus glubulus labillo), located at the Mount Helen Campus of Federation University. The tree is registered by the National Trust,