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14-January-2014
14-January-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Arthur Garland

Memorial bench commemorates topiarist Jack Cashion who started sculpting hedges around Oatlands in the 1960s.

Jack Cashion, who while working as a patrolman in the early 1960's on a stretch of the Midland (Heritage) Highway between Tunbridge and Oatlands, clipped a procession of topiary "rare birds and animals and other creations" along the side of the highway.

Location

Address:High & Barrack Streets, Oatlands, 7120
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.298714
Long: 147.373282
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

This seat is a tribute to Jack Cashion 1914 - 1987 from the community of Oatlands

During the 1960`s and 1970`s Jack established a trail of over 100 creative topiaries along the Old Midland Highway between Oatlands and Tunbridge.

Admired and enjoyed by travellers from all over the world, Jack`s remaining animals and other decorative shapes are a reminder of the past and an encouragement for the future

Source: MA
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