Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Brisbane City Sketchers in New Farm Park

New Farm park is a Heritage Listed Park in Brisbane. The park covers 15 hectares (37 acres) and is at the southeastern end of the New Farm peninsula on a bend in the Brisbane River.
The area was dotted by lagoons and waterholes, which the Aboriginals named Binkin-ba, meaning "place of the land tortoise".
The land on which the park now stands was initially a farm. A racecourse was built on the site in 1846, which operated until 1913, when the land for the park was acquired by the Brisbane City Council. Besides the historic Rotunda, built in 1915,  facilities included a croquet lawn, picnic areas, cricket wickets, tennis courts and football grounds.

The park  has magnificent Jacaranda and Poinciana trees.  (I think there are very few original Jacarandas left maybe only three (disease and storms being the culprits) a rose garden, and if you wish to know more look Here

 First sketch is of the New farm Ferry Terminal whilst I was waiting for the rest of the Brisbane City Sketchers to arrive.

oh-oh.  I forgot to put the M on FARM

These are two of the original Jacarandas planted around 1914





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