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'Centenary of Local Government 1963' Memorial Trees

Item details

Name of item: 'Centenary of Local Government 1963' Memorial Trees
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Landscape - Cultural
Category: Cultural Feature
Primary address: Rusden Street (Between Dangar and Marsh Streets), Armidale, NSW 2350
Local govt. area: Armidale Dumaresq
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Rusden Street (Between Dangar and Marsh Streets)ArmidaleArmidale Dumaresq  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A significant planting of trees on both sides of Rusden Street between Dangar and Marsh Streets. Planted to mark the Centenary of Local Government 1963.
Date significance updated: 06 Nov 13
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Physical description: Semi-mature street trees. Claret ash and liquid amber trees to 9m high. Alternating species. Planted c1963. Generally not affecting heritage trees on private property in this area.
Date condition updated:18 Apr 12


Historical notes: Dumaresq Shire objected in May 1957 to the widening of Rusden Street.
Following a request by the town beautification committee, council instructed the city
engineer to prepare a report in July 1961 on the provision of pistacia trees on the section between Dangar and Marsh Streets.
The Armidale Express, 16 September 1963 reported that 'about forty trees had
been planted in Rusden Street in the Council Chamber block in an alderman's
centenary project'. On Saturday 14 September aldermen planted twenty-one of these trees and shrubs, including liquid ambers and claret ash. The pistacia tree species was not planted. The plantings were to commemorate the 'Centenary of Local Government'.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings (none)-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The trees were planted to commmorate the Centenary of Local Government in 1963.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The street plantings provide a positive and aesthetic addition to he streetscape.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanArmidale Dumaresq Local Environmental Plan 2012 30 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Significant Tree Nomination Process20121010677Jenny CampbellJenny Campbell Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenArmidale Express1963'40 more trees planted'

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1010677

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