Ferntree Bower, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Fern Tree became very popular with early tourists due to its beauty and its proximity to the city. It was a preferred venue for family picnics and organised strawberry feasts. The Fern Tree Bower was particularly beautiful, with a rustic shelter shed and long tables set beneath large tree ferns. The Bower still exists but has been much changed since a large flood completely reshaped the area in the 1960s. [Mt. Wellington History]
Showing Ferntree Bower, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Original photo published 1923.
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