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The tree commemorates the 150th anniversary of free settlement in Nundah.

The first permanent European settlement in the area was a mission built in 1838 by German Lutheran missionaries, under the guidance of reverend Carl Wilhelm Schmidt and later Reverend Christoph Eipper with the aim of bringing Christianity to the local Aboriginal people. They first called the area 'Zion', and the mission was located in the vicinity of the modern-day street 'Walkers Way'. It later became "German Station" and then 'Nundah', derived from the Aboriginal name for the area.


Address:Hedley Avenue, German Station Park, Nundah, 4012
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.407447
Long: 153.067063
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1838
Approx. Event End Date:1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th October, 1988
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

This tree has been planted by Sir William Knox, Member for Nundah

Commemorating 150 years of free settlement in Nundah 

15th October 1988

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