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Plan of Queen’s Park, Invercargill

Plan of Queen’s Park, Invercargill

Parks were, and in many cases still are, a carefully cultivated form of green space where nature was tamed and trained. This 1912 plan of Queen’s Park in Invercargill shows an orderly space with a large central avenue down the middle and paths radiating out from the centre in circular, straight and serpentine lines. Trees have been placed near or alongside the paths, leaving plenty of open grassy space for running and sport.

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Reference: A0010 S0080/1
Map by W. Deverell

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Early parks in smaller centres', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010