|Statue in the Corridor of Oaks, Faulconbridge|
The Corridor of Oaks has an oak tree planted by each of Australia's Prime Ministers (or by a representative) since federation . Joseph Jackson MLA (1874–1961), was the founder of the Corridor of Oaks and donated 20 acres of land for this purpose in 1933 .
Near the Corridor of Oaks is Jackson Park and an adjoining bush reserve. These photos of flowers were taken on a short walk around Jackson Park Reserve. Location map
Triggerplant (Stylidium graminifolium) [left]
It's called the Trigger Plant because an insect can trigger the release of the stigma & stamen column onto the insect, which assists pollen exchange.
Fringed Violet (Thysanotus tuberosus) [right]
Sir Henry Parkes (1816 - 1896) was Premier of NSW five times, or Prime Minister as it was called before federation, and is known as the 'Father of Australian Federation'. His grave is quite near the station at Faulconbridge, which was named after Parkes' residence, 'Faulconbridge House'
|Sir Henry Parkes Grave, Faulconbridge|
The Corridor of Oaks is further along Sir Henrys Parade, towards Springwood. Location map