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The Phoenix palms that line one of the many roads that run through. 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 RSA paddling pool and a begonia hothouse (now known as the “Peter Black Conservatory”).

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection P 79
Date
1950
Digitisation ID
2011P_P79_006077
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palm Drive, Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
1950s,
black and white,
esplanade,
phoenix palms,
photographs,
reserves,
victoria esplanade,
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