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A planning history : Darwin Botanic Garden, past present future, and planning : a new approach

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Title

A planning history : Darwin Botanic Garden, past present future, and planning : a new approach

Creator

Brown, George, 1929-2002

Collection

Northern Territory Library Occasional Papers; E-Books; PublicationNT; Occasional papers (State Library of the Northern Territory) ; no. 39

Date

1993

Location

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

City planning -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Darwin Botanic Gardens (N.T.) --- History

Publisher name

State Library of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Occasional papers (State Library of the Northern Territory) ; no. 39

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

0817-2927

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/153140

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/718163

Page content

INTRODUCTION This is the text of a talk intended to be given by George Brown in June 1992 in the State Library's series of "Under the Banyan Tree" lunchtime entertainments. However, the City of Darwin Mayoral election campaign intervened, and the afternoon in question found George at the Darwin Press Club rather than the State Library. Pressures of work at his new position have not permitted George to deliver this long postponed address, so we now present it to a public that will, we are sure, find it extremely interesting and refreshing. George tells us that life began when he arrived in Darwin as a holidaying golfer some 25 years ago. On visiting the Botanic Garden, while lost on his way back to the City from the Fannie Bay Golf Links, he determined that here was where his future lay. After a year of various employments George secured the position of foreman at the Garden and with the City Council. Promotion to the positions of Director, Superintendent, and Manager of Parks and Gardens, Parks and Recreation, and Parks followed but his first love has always been the Gardens. He has always maintained an interest in the planning of the City, his particular interest being in the actions of all levels of Government in relation to the protection of Public Lands. His landslide election last year as Lord Mayor of Darwin will permit him to keep this aspect under very close scrutiny, and to play a major part in the future planning of the city he loves. George is a Fellow of The Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation and a member of a number of plant related organisations.