Stories of the Seats

 

 

 


Dr David Symon seat: #324 Schotia brachypetala, Fushsia, Weeping Boerboon tree. Photo: Terry Langham 2016

The stories of the seats is from a collection of fact sheets on the seats in the Waite Historic Precinct that includes: the Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae House Gardens, the Garden of Discovery and the Twentieth Century Rose Garden.  The seats have been donated to the Precinct by Waite campus staff members, by recreational visitors to the Arboretum and by friends and supporters of the Arboretum.  Many of the seats are to the memory of scientists, researchers, Waite campus staff and of recreational visitors to the Precinct.  Each seat has a nameplate.  In 2016 FWA member and volunteer Terry Langham developed 72 fact sheets from the collection of seats.  The two or four page fact sheets contain images of the seats, the nameplates on the seats, the features of the nearby tree species and where possible a history of the person/s whose names appear on the seats's nameplate.  For example:

WAITE Peter

ROUNTREE Phyllis M

BLACKBURN Dr David T

BROOKES Helen M

WOOLHOUSE Leonie M and Harold W

MARTIN Prof Peter G

GARDNER Dr Jennifer G and Douglas

MILLIGAN Brian L

GLYNNE Mary D

EARDLEY Constance M