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The Nature Centre

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Council has created this facility for you to enjoy and hopefully you will have a great experience and learn about the flora and fauna that exists around the City region also enjoy some other animals that you won’t see around Ipswich but are important to Australia.


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Band Rotunda

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The Rotunda was built in 1891 and was moved around the park a few times before being placed here. It is a reminder of the time when there were several bands in Ipswich and they were an important part of community life.


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Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator

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The unusual building was erected in 1936 as an incinerator for burning the city’s garbage. It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, the architect who, with his wife Marion Mahoney, designed the Australian capital city Canberra.


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Nerima Gardens

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The Nerima Gardens are a Japanese-style landscaped area which was developed in consultation with Nerima, a sister-city of Ipswich. The gardens were designed to be “a place of peace and tranquillity, a place to meet nature and calm the spirit”.


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Sacred Fig or Bo-tree

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The tree is considered sacred in some religions because the Buddha was seated under one meditating when he received enlightenment.


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Trees along the roadway

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The large tree on the same side as the Glasshouse & Bush house is a Hill’s Fig, a native Queensland tree with graceful, semi-weeping foliage.


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Former Parks Curators House

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The former residence of the park curators was built in 1938 and replaced an earlier residence. Note the clipped hedge in front which spells out the words “Queens Park” and the bougainvilleas around the boundary of the house.


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The Glasshouse and Greenhouse

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The glasshouse and greenhouse are reminders of the work of former park curators. One long-serving curator was Frederick Turley who was appointed in 1909. He personally planted the trees in many of the parks and avenues in Ipswich.


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The Ipswich Centenary Hibiscus

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On the upper side of the bushhouse is the Ipswich Centenary Hibiscus. This was developed in honour of the 100th anniversary of Ipswich becoming a city.


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The Bush Chapel

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The bush chapel, is an open-air chapel which is a popular place for weddings and baby-naming ceremonies. The Park provides a perfect background for wedding photographs.