150th Anniversary of Botanic Gardens - Anniversary ArchPrint Page
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
|Address:||Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain, Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.867884|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Amos Vimpany|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 29th September, 1968|
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.
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.