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Rostrum Tree : 12-05-2009
Rostrum Tree : 12-05-2009

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The tree commemorates the founding of the first Rostrum Club in Brisbane by C. F. Willers in 1937. A replacement tree was planted in 2005.

Rostrum Australia (formerly Australian Rostrum) is an association of Australian public speaking clubs, founded on 21 July 1930.   Its early establishment makes Rostrum the longest running public speaking organisation in the world. Rostrum clubs aim to help their members improve their speaking and meeting skills. They do this primarily through regular club meetings and less frequent competitions.


Address:Newstead Avenue , Newstead, 4006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.443125
Long: 153.045071
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th August, 1975
Front Inscription

Angophora Tree 

To commemorate the founding of the first Rostrum Club in Brisbane by C. F. Willers

6th May 1937

Tree planted 10th August 1975 by Sir Theodore Bray assisted by Mrs C. F. Willers

Plaque :

Angophora costata replacement tree

Planted January 2005



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au