Corroboree Park II Traditional Geocache
Bewilderbeest: Its time to go...
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Home to some amazing trees, Corroboree Park is a great spot close to the centre of Canberra. Come and have a picnic lunch while the geokids run wild in the open spaces, or give the trees a hug if that's your thing.
I had to replace my original Corroboree Park cache. As I've used a new container with new camo in a new location, it seemed appropriate to list it as a new cache. You can do this as a drive-by, OR...you could take the time to stand under some of the magnificent eucalyptus trees and look up.
Corroboree is the English version of the Aboriginal word 'Caribberie' describing Aboriginal ceremonies where songs and dances are performed to pass on information about The Dreaming, the mythical history of the tribe.
Corroboree Park was officially named in 1928, and is entered onto the Register of the National Estate. The site has been linked to the indigenous people of the region and is also reportedly the initial campsite of James Ainslie, who was sent to the Limestone Plains in 1825 to establish a sheep station on behalf of Robert Campbell.
The tennis courts and buildings date back to the 1920s. The original planting mixed exotic and deciduous species. In the 1930s members of the tennis club extended the original planting by some 500 plants under an unemployment relief program.
In 1968 an upgrade provided additional recreational facilities including a tennis practice wall, picnic area, basketball court and contemporary play equipment.
The trees in the park are mainly natives now. A ribbon gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) planted around 1950 in the north east corner of the park was reputed in 1991 to be the tallest tree in Canberra.
The container is genuinely small...only about 150ml capacity, but big enough for geocoins, other small trackables and swaps.
Please align the cover as best you and replace it FIRMLY when returning the cache to it's home.
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