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Once Upon a Blue Gum


Freeman, CJ, Once Upon a Blue Gum, Tasmania 40 South, Forty South Publishing, Hobart, Tasmania, 85, pp. 12-17. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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We planted a Tasmanian blue gum in our garden when we lived in Sandringham, a bayside suburb of Melbourne. It grew next to the high wooden side gate and overhung the wide nature strip that characterises the area. Two boys spent countless hours in the arms of that enormous tree, regularly climbing as high as they could to keep an eye on the neighbourhood, like cats on a cupboard. It was their cubby house and hiding place Ė adults didnít tend to look up and its boughs were inaccessible to them.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:blue gums, Eucalyptus globulus,
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Freeman, CJ (Dr Carol Freeman)
ID Code:131949
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-04-15
Last Modified:2019-04-15

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