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17-November-2013 (Arthur Garland)
17-November-2013 (Arthur Garland)

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Graeme Saunders

An archway commemorates the 150th Anniversary of founding of  the Botanic Gardens in 1818.

The arch was originally constructed in 1913 to span the entrance of the Australian Mutual Provident Society's original Elizabeth Street building. When that building was demolished, AMP donated the arch to the Gardens. It was re-erected in 1968 in time for celebrations of the Gardens' 150th Anniversary.

The intricately carved stonework shows the skilled craftsmanship of Mr Amos Vimpany, a well known local stonemason of the time

Location

Address:Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain, Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.867884
Long: 147.331224
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Amos Vimpany

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th September, 1968
Front Inscription

This archway framed the entrance to the A.M.P. building, Hobart.

It was donated by the Society and re-erected by the Trust to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of these gardens in the year 1818 and unveiled by the Chief Secretary - Hon. B. K. Miller M.L.C. 

29th September 1968

Board of Trustees

Chairman  Hon E. R. Howroyd M.B.E.  J.P.

Members

H. C. Smith C.B.E.  I.S.O.  J.P
W. D. Jackson B.SC (Hons) Ph. D.
T. M. Cunningham B.Sc. B. For. Ph.D. Dip.For.
J. V. Howell A.M.I.R.E. J.P.
Mrs E. M. Baker
Ald. T.C. Allen J.P. 

Source: MA
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