Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Botany, Sir Joseph Banks Park, sculpture


Sir Joseph Banks Park is a 28 hectare park in the eastern suburb of Botany. It is made up of Foreshore Reserve and the Sir Joseph Banks Pleasure Gardens. The gardens were the main attraction of the old Sir Joseph Banks Hotel in the 19th Century. This lifesize bronze statue of Sir Joseph Banks in the park, depicts him examining botanical specimens. Joseph Banks was a naturalist on the expedition of the Endeavour led by James Cook that explored the eastern coast of Australia in 1770 and landed at nearby Botany Bay.

13 comments:

  1. I like this one Jim, love that they've included his dog in the sculpture.

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  2. Interesting tale told with this sculpture Jim.

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  3. I often think what an amazing thing it must have been to be able to collect and document such a large number of "new" plants.

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  4. What do you think Sir Joseph is picking from the tree? (:
    Thanks for stopping by. Do come again.

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  5. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and like the idea of a photo a day sharing the beauty of your country. It's a great way to present history. Have a great day! Pamela

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  6. lulumusing, it looks like Banks is examining the tree and possibly something in it.

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  7. It must have been so exciting for him to see the plants from down under.

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