Poinciana Regia on the Rawson property outside Mackay

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Where: Queensland, Mackay City, Australia

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When: 01 January 1880

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Photographer: Edmund Rawson, 1845-1911

Location: Mackay, Queensland, Australia

A description of this tree is contained in Finch-Hatton's Advance Australia!: 'In the middle of the garden, on a patch of smooth green turf, stands the most magnificent Poinciana tree I ever saw, about sixty feet high, with huge spreading boughs sweeping right down to the ground.' Harold Finch-Hatton was visiting Charles Rawson at the time.

View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/27803
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    • 10/Dec/2009 06:38:03

    I don't think the tree was 60 feet high when this particular photo was taken. More like 20 feet. But it certainly is a magnificent specimen, isn't it? I reckon it would've made a great hideaway or cubby house for the Rawson kids.