Wallaroo – Swansea Park

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Place Category: South AustraliaPlace Tags: WW2

  • Profile

    ON June 30, 1938, a group of Wallaroo residents planted the first of many trees which were to become Swansea Park. They did so with the support of the Wallaroo Council and the Wallaroo RSA. They were motivated by a desire to convert a dusty patch of land they called Billy Goat Flat into a park. They hoped to improve the area in which they lived and also honour local men and women who had died in WWI

    The first 47 pine trees were planted in honour of those soldiers.

    In February 2012, contractors felled all of the trees, removed seats and graded the paths. This returned Swansea Park to its former Billy Goat Flat status in preparation for residential development.

    FURTHER DETAILS
    Swansea Park.
    Original memorial plantings consisted a single row of trees.

    TREE SPECIES
    Original tree species was Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)

  • More Info
    * Name (Original Database):

    Wallaroo (1)

    * Street:

    Matta Street

    * Town:

    Wallaroo

    * Details:

    Swansea Park.

    * Original Features:

    Single row of trees around Swansea Park.

    * Species:

    Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis)

    * Species (modified):

    Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis)

    * Signs:

    None

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