Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CANBERRA'S DYING TIMBER

In the following newspaper clipping from the Canberra Times dated 2 May 1951 W.P. Bluett from "Koorabri" Brindabella writes to the Canberra Times concerned with a spate of tree deaths in the Canberra area. He relates a story of a meeting in 1912 with Frederick Campbell, the owner of Yarralumla Station (post here), who himself describes an unusual tree death event that occurred on his property in 1888. He relates the subsequent land clearing of the dead timber by the use of a small Aboriginal tribe that was residing on Yarralumla at the time...



National Library of Australia (here)


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