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.
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.