Dayboro Jim Barnes Memorial Tree

Avenue of Honour Address

McKenzie Street

A solitary Royal Poinciana street tree (Delonix regia) is located on the verge outside 9 McKenzie Street, diagonally opposite the Dayboro Crown Hotel, QLD.

Image: Glenn Williams, August 2023

Alongside the tree is the Shanela Ladies Fashion store and what was the former JD Barnes Draper & Footwear store.

Image source: Google Street View, May 2023
Image sourced from Moreton Bay Libraries website. Photographer: John Armstrong, Brisbane CAE, 1976

By default and by design, this Royal Poinciana tree has become a living memorial for Warrant Officer James (Jim) Barnes who owned and ran the drapery store from 1946 to 1975.
Jim planted the tree back n 1955 and since his death in September 2003, courtesy of the Dayboro War Memorial Association and the Barnes family, has become a lasting legacy to his war service and his indomitable spirit, surviving three & half years as a Japanese POW.

Images: Glenn Williams, August 2023

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