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‘The Baron’, Girth 114 feet, height 466 ft, Age 3700 years, 1888 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308A/53

Scope and Contents

207 x 157 mm. A view showing the base of this large tree, with two figures standing beside it. Presumably the tree is some kind of eucalypt, although the dimensions appear to be wildly exaggerated: ‘The Australian Encyclopaedia’ gives 375 feet as the highest certified tree found in Australia, and the other measurements would appear to be equally dubious.


  • Creation: 1888 - 1889

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Finding aid date

2012-03-22 15:17:19+00:00

Includes index.

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