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15-January-2014
15-January-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Community garden in Richmond named in honour of Tasmania's first female Councillor in a rural Council, the late Dr Margaret Helen Mitchell. Dr Mitchell was instrumental in protecting the built heritage of Richmond in the 1960s, preserving the village to make it the tourist icon it is today.

The garden is landscaped with plants endemic to the Coal River Valley and the southern Tasmanian region, and features a boule court and giant chess board for community use. It also includes a pavilion containing panels with information on the history of the valley and its flora and fauna, including the Ramsar wetland at the mouth of the Coal River. The garden's construction was funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund, Clarence City Council and through in-kind and cash donations from the local community.


 

Location

Address:Forth Street, Richmond, 7025
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.736263
Long: 147.438382
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2010
Front Inscription

This community garden was opened in 2010 to honour the memory of Dr Margaret Helen Mitchell

1928 - 1975

and bears her name

Source: MA
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