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This photograph shows the lily pond in the Victoria Esplanade. A cluster of lilies is visible in the water towards the front of the photograph. The Victoria Esplanade underwent a variety of improvements under Peter Black, the Curator of Reserves from 1908-1946. These included various footpaths, Victoria Drive, mass plantings (notably of the cherry trees and phoenix palms), the creation of a pergola, a tea kiosk, the lily pond the RSA paddling pool and a begonia hothouse (now known as the “Peter Black Conservatory”).

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection P 93
Date
1950
Digitisation ID
2011P_P93_006085
Held In
Coolstore

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