ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0229 Robert Boden Papers

Scope and contents notes

Call Number

HMSS 0229

Collection

Robert Boden Papers

Date Range

1953-2007

Quantity

3.14m (16 boxes, 1 O/S envelope)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

File Number

-

Related Collections

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Robert Boden (1935-2009) qualified in 1956 with a BSc (Forestry), University of Sydney, and a Diploma of Forestry, Australian Forestry School, Canberra, and in 1972 completed his PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra, having won scholarships throughout his academic studies. From 1955 to 1968 he worked as an arboriculturist in the Department of the Interior, Canberra, engaged in research and management of parks and reserves in the ACT. During 1963 he was seconded to the Department of Foreign Affairs as Colombo Plan Adviser on afforestation to the Governments of India and Pakistan. 

Robert was granted leave in 1968-1971 to investigate the ecological aspects of land use planning in the Canberra Region with particular reference to conservation and recreation, leading to his PhD. From 1971 to 1973 he was Executive Officer responsible for National Parks and Tourism policy aspects in the Northern Territory, then until 1976 was Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment and Conservation. In 1976 he was appointed Assistant Director, Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service until becoming the first Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra in 1979.

In 1989 Robert established a successful consultancy practice in conservation and natural resource management with emphasis on tree evaluation and assessment and heritage tree management. He conducted many tree health assessments for ACT schools and colleges and for development projects, as well as for CSIRO, Government House, and Royal Canberra Golf Club in relation to management of the trees in Westbourne Woods.

In 2001 he was appointed Adviser to the Conservator of Flora and Fauna who, under the ACT Tree Protection (Interim Scheme) Act 2001, was required to seek advice on each application to undertake a tree-damaging activity to a significant tree. He was also tree adviser to the jury for the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens design competition and was a member of the Tree Advisory group for the Arboretum.

Robert completed a conservation management plan for the heritage listed Bass Gardens in Griffith, and worked with Peter Freeman on similar plans for Civic Square and Kings Park in Canberra and the former Artillery School at North Head, Manly. He has completed heritage citations for Westbourne Woods Arboretum, Yarralumla Nursery, Glenloch Cork Oak Plantation and Weston Park.

Robert received several awards for his work. In 2005 the Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens presented him with a bronze plaque, now on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens, celebrating “a life dedicated to trees and amenity horticulture with a special interest in the Eucalypts”. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2007 for service to horticulture, particularly through contributions to the development of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and to the preservation of the natural environment. In 2009 Engineers Australia celebrated their 90th anniversary by planting a grove of pin oaks, a cultivar called ‘Freefall’, developed by Robert in 1965, at the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens.

The material in this collection was selected, and largely described, by Robert's wife, Susan Parsons Boden.

Box List

Series 1: RW Borden Important Documents

Box No. Description
1

‘Adaptation in Eucalyptus to the waterlogged environment’. MSc Thesis University of Sydney (Bound) 1962'

1 'Changing Land Use in the Canberra region’. PhD Dissertation Australian National University  (Bound) 1971
1

Waratahs: Their Biology, Cultivation, 1987 and copy article RW Boden 1973 ‘A Waratah Hybrid’ including Telopea ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ cross made by Boden

1

Prof D Ovington, Dr R Boden et al. Report on Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces in China. 1975

1

Boden’s Eucalyptus hybridization trial 1958

1

Selection Breeding Propagation file Eucalyptus melliodora 1962 Boden: collecting NSW seed re plantings from Central Basin, Lake Burley Griffin, and Old Parliament House

1 Dept of Environment negotiations between Australia and Japan re migratory birds (RW Boden Australian delegation) 1974
1

Boden’s Report on visits to Ayers Rock, Mt Olga National Park and Alligator River for Primary Industries. 1971

1 Letters: from Canberra Botanic Gardens and Herbarium 1976 (Court and Wrigley) re official title of gardens; Minister for the Capital Territory 1979 statement for Press re Appointment of First Director, National Botanic Gardens – Dr Robert Boden
1

Photograph 1954/55 Australian Forestry School students (including Boden) plus Forestry House dining room Yarralumla 1954-55 (Australian News & Information Service)

2

Important or historic articles by or about RW Boden:

  • RW Boden. ‘Handling and storage of pollen in eucalyptus breeding’. Reprint from Australian Forestry vol 22 no 2 1958 pp 73-81
  • RW Boden. ‘Australian studies on eucalyptus seed 1956-61 with particular reference to germination behaviour’. Paper presented to Second World Eucalyptus Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug 1961
  • RW Boden, PJ Setchell. ‘Improved methods for raising container grown plants’. Australian Parks Nov 1968 pp 10-16
  • RW Boden, AL Higgs, PJ Setchell. ‘Raising advanced native trees in containers’. Australian Parks, Feb 1969 pp 10-13
  • RW Boden. ‘The Australian potential for research in ornamental horticulture’. Reprint from Australian Parks Aug 1964
  • RW Boden. ‘Eucalyptus grafting – development of desirable root stocks’. Reprint from Australian Forestry vol 28 no 3 Sep 1964
  • Robert Boden. ‘Gallop Botanic Gardens, Cooktown’. 1968
  • RW Boden. ‘Liquidamber styraciflua; new cultivars for street and shade tree planting’. Australian Parks Feb 1968 pp 5-6
  • RW Boden. ‘Hybridisation in eucalypts’. Reprint from Indian Forester vol 90 no 9 Sep 1964 pp 581-586
  • RW Boden. ‘Eucalyptus in the Canberra landscape’. Journal of the California Horticultural Society vol 23 no 3 Jul 1962 pp 89-95
  • RW Boden. ‘Some aspects of seed dormancy in eucalyptus’. Reprint from Australian Forestry vol 21 no 2 pp 81-85 1957
  • RW Boden. ‘Regional Parks & Outdoor Recreation’
  • Jill Bowen. ‘Australia’s Disappearing Wildlife’. Australian Women’s Weekly  30 March 1977. – Boden assistant director Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Graeme Purdy.  ‘Botanic Gardens – Our Capital Bushland’. Your Garden Feb 1980 pp50-53 – Boden Director Australian national Botanic Gardens
  • Rare WA Plants fact sheets, with note from Boden re WA following Canberra in conservation

2

Important or historic articles by or about RW Boden:

  • RW Boden, AL Higgs, PJ Setchell. ‘Raising large eucalypt seedlings in containers’. Reprint from Australian Forest Research vol 4 no 1 pp 21-28
  • RW Boden. ‘Differential frost resistance within one eucalyptus species’. Reprint from Australian Journal of Science vol 21 no 3 Oct 1958 pp 84-85
  • LD Pryor and RW Boden. ‘Blowflies as pollinators in producing eucalyptus seed’. Reprint from Australian Journal of Science vol 24 no 7 Jan 1962 p326
  • RW Boden. ‘Clonal seed orchards with eucalyptus – beginnings’. Reprint from Australian Forest Research vol 3 no 4 1967 pp 25-26
  • RW Boden, JD Ovington. ‘Recreation use-patterns and their implication for management of conservation areas’. Reprint from Biological Conservation vol 5 no 4 Oct 1973 pp 265-270
  • RW Boden. ’The responsibility of the plant propagator in environmental management’. Reprint from Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators’ Society vol 24 1974 pp 254-261
  • MR Jacobs. ‘The forests of tomorrow’. Paper presented to ANZAAS Symposium The Needs of Tomorrow, 21 August 1962
  • RW Boden. ‘The role of ecology in the provision of rural recreation’. Reprint from Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia vol 4 pp 8-16
  • RW Boden. ‘Westbourne Woods – to be or not to be?’. Institute of Foresters of Australia Newsletter vol 2 no 8 Sep 1960
  • Robert Boden. ‘Strawberry trees: Arbutus’. Australian Garden History vol 8 no 4 Jan/Feb 1997 pp 6-7
  • R Boden. ‘Indications of early flowering induced by cincturing in one eucalyptus “species”’. Institute of Foresters of Australia Newsletter vol 2 no 6 Mar 1960 pp 26-27
  • RW Boden. ‘Special purpose forest reserves and their role in protecting endangered plants’. Habitat vol 12 no 5 Oct 1984 pp 12-14
  • RW Boden. ‘Eucalyptus mannifera – Red Spotted Gum’. Australian Plants vol 4 Mar 1967 pp 73-74
  • JD Ovington, RW Boden. ‘Research: a basis for management’. Reprint from Australian Parks Aug 1973
  • RW Boden. ‘Eucalyptus in Indian forestry’. Reprint from Australian Forestry vol 28 no 4 Dec 1964 pp 234-241
  • RW Boden. ‘Fraxinum velutina “Pangari”: a new street and shade tree’. Australian Parks, May 1968 pp 9-10
2 Fies: (1950s, 1960s)
  • Examination results; Pollen Storage & Germination of Eucalypts: Boden (Parks & Gardens)
  • Dormancy in Eucalyptus seed, methods of breaking
  • Eucalyptus Seed Orchard – Boden: Parks & Gardens 1968 (Letter Boden to Cromer)
  • Eucalyptus fastigiata 1958 – Differential Frost Resistance – Boden and Boden letter to University of Melbourne
  • Eucalyptus pauciflora 1956-7 – Boden

2

RW Boden. Eucalyptus in Madras State, South India. Report as Colombo Plan Visitor to India 1963

2

RW Boden. Eucalyptus in West Pakistan. Report as Colombo Plan Visitor to West Pakistan, 1963

2

‘College of Park Administration and Ornamental Horticulture’ 1966 Proposal prepared by Parks and Gardens Section (including Boden) re Inquiry into Establishment of College of Advanced Education in ACT

Series 2: ACT Tree Protection Act 2005. Submissions, interim legislation and supporting documents from RW Boden 2005

Box No. Description
2 ACT for Trees submission to Tree management and Protection Policy Inquiry 1998
2

ACT. Tree Protection (Interim Scheme) Act 2001 and related documents

2

Environment ACT. Developing Permanent Tree Protection Legislation for the ACT. Ca 2002

2

ACT. Tree Protection Bill 2004 and documents relating to passage of Bill through ACT Legislative Assembly.

2

Extract from Tree Hazard Assessment Guide 2002 on definitions used in proforma, and two articles on tree health.

2

ACT. Tree Protection Act  2005, as per RW Boden input 2005

2 ACT. Tree Protection Act  2005 as amended to 2006

Series 3: Trees on the Register of the National Estate and Intrim Heritage Places Register

Box No. Description
2

Register of the National Estate Database including correspondence to Boden from Secretary ACT Heritage Council re entries to Interim Heritage  Place Register of Himalayan Cypress trees Kingston; and from Chair Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning to Boden re proposal to add Red Hill Precinct to the Register

2

Interim Heritage Places Register including Boden on York Park North Oak Plantation, Barton  and Aboriginal Modified Trees in Wanniassa (Murrumbeeja Scarred Red Gums);  plus articles by Clough 1964 and 1983, Gray 1995, Pryor (1982), Wardle (1991), Mulvaney (1987)

2

Interim Heritage Places Register including draft citations for Australian Forestry School and Westridge House, Yarralumla and supporting articles.

2

Photographs of Scarred Trees ACT: Matilda House with possum tree Kambah taken by Flood 1991; Coolamon-type tree scar Garran; Richard Ratcliffe, M House, R Boden and J Flood with shield tree Wanniassa (taken by Dowling) 1991

Series 4: Robert Boden and Associates - Consultancies

Box No. Description
3

Conservation Management Plan for the York Park North Oak Plantation, Barton ACT. Draft 8, 1 June 2004. (With Duncan Marshall and John Easthope & Associates)

3

Pryor’s Hut Precinct Conservation Plan. August 1998 (With Peter Freeman Pty Ltd and Matthew Higgins)

3

Review of the Significance of the Natural and Cultural Features of Namadgi National Park. October 1991 (Fauna by ian Fraser)

3

Conservation Analysis of Bass Gardens. January  2001.

3 Bass Gardens Conservation Management Plan. 2002. (For ACT for Trees and Friends of Bass Gardens)
3 SHNP North Head Quarantine Station Conservation Management Plan. 1999
3

Natural Heritage Trust Mid-Term Review: National Wetlands Program. November 1999 (With Roland Breckwoldt of Resource Policy and Management Pty Ltd)

3

Parliamentary Triangle and Anzac Parade Tree Avenue Report (Draft) For National Capital Authority, 2004

3

Kiama Lighthouse, Kiama: Conservation Management Plan. May 1999 (With Peter Freeman Pty Ltd)

3

Warden Head Lighthouse, Ulladulla: Conservation Management Plan. April 1999 (With Peter Freeman Pty Ltd)

3

Review of Alice Springs Botanic Gardens. March 2005

3

Burrewarra Point Beacon, Rosedale: Conservation Management Plan. Draft. May 1999 (With Peter Freeman Pty Ltd)

3

Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Wollongong: Conservation Management Plan. Draft. May 1999 (With Peter Freeman Pty Ltd)

4

Conservation and Management Plan for Native Vegetation on National Land Managed by the National Capital Planning Authority. August 1994 (Fauna by Ian Fraser) (includes Stirling Park Ridge; West Block; Scrivener’s Hut native woodland; Yarramundi)

4

Mt Pleasant Vegetation Study. May 1994 (Soils by Peter Fogarty)

4

Central National Area Environment and Heritage Study Canberra. 1995 (With Freeman Collett, Kerryn Walshe).  Including National Capital Planning Authority Request for Proposal, and map

4

Jumping the Garden Fence: Invasive Garden Plants in Australia and their Environmental and Agricultural Impacts. Typescript, 2005 (With Groves and Lonsdale for CSIRO)

4

Gudgenby Precinct Namadgi National Park: Conservation Management Plan and Scope of Works. August 2004 (With Philip Leeson Architects Pty Ltd)

4

Documentation of Certain Heritage Places on the CSIRO Black Mountain Site. October 1997 (Marshall, Boden)

4

‘ANU Heritage Study – Trees. Stage 2’. 1995 (Boden) (working papers)

4

Assessment of significance: Blocks 1338, 1339 and 1299 Yarramundi, for National Capital Authority. Correspondence and preliminary papers and photographs, August 1997. (Includes Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum)

4

LD Pryor. ‘Future introduction of exotics to Canberra’. Typescript report, no date

Series 5: RW Boden Work Files and Reports

Box No. Description
4

Review of Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, Alice Springs. 2005.
Working papers include: 2 files, spiral bound notebook, Olive Pink Society Bulletin vol 6 no 2 1994, article on Olive Pink in Bush Mag; Journal of the Outback) (Spiral notebook also contains notes of research and meetings on weeds, ca 2004)

5

‘Old Red Hill Streetscape Study’. ACT Heritage Grant Study, 1994 (Taylor, Boden ) (working papers)

5 Old Red Hill Streetscape and Landscape Study. For ACT Heritage Unit and ACT Heritage Council 1994 (Taylor, Boden)
5

State of the Environment Report 1995; Natural Objects. For Dept of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995

5

Parliamentary Research Services. Australian Biodiversity Under Threat. Report no 26 1994/95, May 1995. (Boden Consultant)

5

National Reserves System Cooperative Program for the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. December 1995 (Boden and Breckwoldt consultants)  2 copies

5

Trees of the Former CS&IR (CSIRO) Dickson Experiment Station, Downer, ACT. Heritage study for ACT Heritage, September 1996

5

The Trees of Manuka Circle. For The Institution of Engineers, Australia, Canberra division, 1995 (Lawrence, Boden) (prepared under ACT Heritage Grant; working title The Trees of Canberra Avenue.)

5

Acton Peninsula Consultancy 1998: ‘The Story of Acton told by the trees’, including Conservation Management Plan for Acton Tree Group, of which Boden a member, and exercise book of press clippings.

5

Mt Pleasant Vegetation Plan and Conservation and Management Plan for Native Vegetation on National Land, working papers 1994 (with notes from Pryor to Boden, and Peter Fogarty Soil Types and Soil Erosion Hazard, Mt Pleasant, ACT 1994); and file of photographs trees, landscape – Boden) 2 files

5

Cotter Plots 1996 : 3 files

  • Boden tree photographs, plans, correspondence Pryor and Banks to Boden, working file
  • Correspondence Groves to Boden, Boden photographs of trees on site
  • Planting Assessment Cotter Road Plot, Block 668 Yarralumla, ACT. Report for ACT Department of Urban Services, April 1996;  correspondence with Stephen Hughes of the Department
5

Bass Gardens Management Plan 2000. Field notes all trees (Boden-Parsons)

Series 6: Boden Folder

Box No. Description
6

Mildenhall Photographs Old Canberra. Photocopies and 23 slides from National Archives. Work done for the Archives by Boden – Views from Red Hill, Views from Ainslie, Aerials, Northbourne Avenue, City Hill, Nursery and Tree Moving, Duntroon, Cotter. Includes checklist of Canberra building construction dates, and chronology Lives lived at Acton. 1993.

6

Federal Capital Commission. Report on Cotter Dam Nursery (copy) 1927 with map

6 Sir Otto Frankel. ‘The biological structure of the landscape’, copy of chapter from Man and Landscape in Australia. CSIRO, 1974 (ACT Heritage Library)
6 1995 Correspondence from Christopher Vernon, Landscape Architect to Newman College, University of Melbourne re Boden examining Marion Mahony Griffin’s drawings to identify tree species for exhibition and publication “Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the form of Nature” Block Museum of Art USA 2005. Includes copy of article by Vernon.
6 Correspondence, working papers, photographs of Newman College, re book proposal by Christopher Vernon and Robert Boden, working title ‘Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin, Landscape Artists: From the Prairies to the Antipodes’.

Series 7: Books, Reports, Reference Material Written by or Used by Boden

Box No. Decription
6 Roland Breckwoldt, Robert Boden, Jenny Andrew (editors). The Darling. Murray-Darling Basin Commission, 2004. With newscuttings.
6 J Leigh, R Boden, J Briggs. Extinct and Endangered Plants of Australia. MacMillan, 1984. With photograph, newscuttings, reviews etc
6 Matthew Higgins. An Oral History of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. 2000. (includes Boden interview) With presentation slip, newscutting
7 Sites of Significance in the ACT; Volume 9 The Gudgenby Area. 1990. Annotated by Boden re National Trust Register
7 Tree management ACT, with Boden photographs. 2 folders: management problems; tree management sites
7 Kirsty Altenburg. Canberra: A Landscape History. 1993, unbound typescript
7

An Environmental Weed Survey of the Australian Capital Territory. For the Conservation Council of the South-East Region and Canberra, 1995 (Berry, Mulvaney)

7 Urban Trees: the Challenge for Australian Cities and Towns. Second National Urban Tree Seminar, Canberra, 1994. (Boden participant)
8

Treenet. National Street Tree Symposium. 2001, 2002, 2003 (Adelaide University) Boden participant

8

Robert Boden. ‘Tree Adviser. Tree Protection (Interim Scheme) Act 2001. Recommended approach for better tree protection including legislation’. 5 June 2002

8

Trees and Plants of Tuggeranong Homestead. Report no 1: Trees – Condition and Restoration. Minders of  Tuggeranong Homestead, June 1996 (including reports references from Boden)

8

Symposium on Rural Land Use in the ACT. Ecological Society of Australia, Canberra Group. 3 July 1967

8

Correspondence copies of letters and cables from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to Prime Minister’s Dept and Parks and Gardens re trees to be planted by the Duke and Duchess of York on their visit to Canberra in 1927

8 Robert Boden. ‘Tree Portraits’. Canberra Times 1989-1992 (original articles as published, with contents list) 2 folders
8

Robert Boden. ‘Heritage’. Canberra Times 1992-1993 (original articles on ACT and Region, as published, with contents list)

8

Robert Boden. Favourite Canberra Trees. 1993

8

Tree articles by Boden from Trust News

National Trust Heritage in Trust issues:

Summer 1999 Boden ‘Westbourne Woods Arboretum; Summer 2000 Editorial by Boden; Spring 2002 Boden ‘After the fires’; Autumn 2002 Editorial by Boden on managing heritage plantings’; Autumn 2004 Boden ‘The Oaks of York Park’; Spring 2004 Boden ‘York Park Oaks – Progress?’; ’Winter 2007 Congratulations to Boden on OAM Honour;

8 Boden. Book review: “Clearings: Six Colonial Gardeners and their Landscapes”. Canberra Historical Journal new series no 55 March 2005
8 R Boden. ‘Trees in the Landscape’, in Schedule of Prizes, National Agricultural Society of Canberra. 39th annual ACT Show 1968
8

Letter to Editor Canberra Times from Boden, 1990, re felling of Pin Oak at Burns Memorial, Manuka;

Dr RW Boden. ‘The Canberra landscape: an alternative view’ (based on history of land use, at ANU) Canberra Times Saturday Oct 9, 1978; Letter to Editor Canberra Times from Boden, 1990, ‘We must preserve Canberra’s trees’

8 Letters to Editor Canberra Times, articles, 1999
8

2004 – Canberra Times article quoting Boden on cars parking under trees in Barton; Canberra Times article on risk to public from falling limbs of eucalypts quoting Boden

Series 8: ACT Register of Significant Trees - RW Boden photographs and correspondences

Box No. Description
9 Robert Boden. Register of Significant Trees in the Australian Capital Territory. Report to ACT Heritage Unit on behalf of National Trust (ACT) and Australian Garden History Society, 1995.
9 Lindsay Pryor, John Banks. Exploring Canberra’s Trees: Their Origins, Cultural Significance and Future. 24 November 1993
9

A Tree Evaluation Method for New Zealand. 1988

9 Aboriginal Scarred Trees Recommended for Classification
9

Australian Heritage Commission. Cuppacumbalong Cemetery and Avenue of Elms. 4 Feb 1991

9

Correspondence, photographs, negatives, draft submissions re trees to be placed on the Register of Significant Trees and other historical registers. Articles and speeches on trees, garden history in ACT; reports on Significant Tree Registers Melbourne and Victoria. 3 folders

Series 9: Boden Tree Slides

Box No. Description
9

Colour slides of significant trees in ACT, taken by Boden 1994-1998

9 Colour slides Significant Trees ACT and Victoria, taken by Boden 1997-1998
9 Ginkgo biloba slides
9

Eucalyptus slides 1991-1993 – various species in ACT

9

Gardens: slides taken by Boden: Senate 1995, Red Cow Farm NSW, Johnnyfelds (Marulan) 1998, NGA Sculpture Garden

9

Garangula Homestead garden (Jugiong)

9

EXPO Japan 1990. Boden a Supreme Juror. Gardens and flowers at Expo; Boden visits May and September 1990

9 Royal Visit Prince of Wales and Princess Diana to Australian National Botanic Gardens in November 1985 with Boden
9

Boden official visit to Parks and Gardens of China 1975 (colour slides)

9

Secret places – Stirling Ridge Park (1996)

Series 10: Boden Tree Photographs

Box No. Description
9

Endangered Species transparencies and data RW Boden 1977

9

University of Canberra Landscape lecture Boden (with overhead transparencies)

9

‘Trees in the ACT’. National Trust News. Boden photographs with captions

9

Boden. Reasons to have a Significant Tree Register (including cartoons). Overhead transparencies

9

Boden photographs 1998 Roman Cypresses s 412 Griffith ACT (significant trees) – RWB consultancy

9

Photographs re Legislative Assembly Inquiry into Tree Management Policy (for the National Trust) taken by Boden 1999

9

Boden slides Christmas Island 1984 – taken when Boden preparing Land Use Plan

9

Boden black and white Heritage Trees and Historic Places photographs taken in ACT and surrounds

10 Tree photographs (and negatives) taken between 1996-2006 by Boden
11

Tree photographs (and negatives) taken between 1996-2006 by Boden

Series 11: Miscellaneous

Box No. Description
12

Canberra Historical Journal. Book reviews by Boden:

A Man on Edge – Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller. March 1982

Sydney Parkinson – Artist of Cook’s Endeavour. Sept 1984

Nature’s Argonaut – Daniel Solander. Sept 1998

The Pursuit of Wonder =- How Australia’s Landscape was Explored, Nature Discovered and Tourism Unleashed. Jul 2006

12

Boden. ‘Caring for Canberra’s Heritage Trees’. Paper given at Australian Garden History Society. The City as Garden. National Conference 1997

12 Boden ‘Critique: The Australian National Botanic Gardens’ influence on ACT landscapes’. Landscape Australia 1995. Issue featuring ACT landscapes
12 Letters to the Editor of the Canberra Times 1960 about proposal of Golf Club to be in Westbourne Woods; and article 1960 re RW Boden General Motors-Holden post graduate scholarship for research re ‘Adaptation to Waterlogged Environment in Eucalyptus’
12

‘Your suburb from space’. Canberra Times Nov 2002. Canberra suburbs from space using digital satellite imagery, showing trees

12  ACT Heritage Award, 1998

Series 12: CDs Coverings RW Boden Consulancy Reports

Box No. Description
12

Blundell’s Cottage, ACT. Conservation Management Plan July 1995

12

Russell Offices

12

Albert Hall 1 and 2, March 2007

Albert Hall

12 Civic Square June 2006
12

Commonwealth Park and Kings Park:

Canopy Tree Experiments. Dec 2006

Combined Commonwealth and Kings Park

Kings Park Tree Survey Part 2 2005 (National Capital Authority)

Kings Park Plan of Management Nov 2006 (Duncan Marshall)

Kings Park, Canberra. Management Plan. Nov 2005 (Peter Freeman)

Existing Trees – Commonwealth Park Dec 2006

Kings Park Conservation and Management Plan 17 Jul 2006

Kings Park Conservation Analysis and Blundell’s Cottage. Dec 2005

12 CSIRO Yarralumla. Conservation Management Plan
12

Canberra Croquet Club Conservation Management Plan 2005 (Peter Freeman)

12

Gugler:  Stirling Park 2004

12

Parliamentary Triangle Vista April 2010 (Duncan Marshall)

12

Central Parklands 2007 (Duncan Marshall)

12

Parkes Place, Canberra. Heritage Conservation Management Plan Jan 1997

12

York Park North Plantation Heritage Management Plan 2004 (Duncan Marshall)

Series 13: Reference Material Used by Boden

Box No. Description
13

Juliet Ramsay. How to Record the National Estate Values of Gardens. Canberra (1991)

13

Street Trees in NSW; Guidelines for conservation 1990

13

Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Proposed Extension of the National Botanic Gardens Canberra, 1980

13

Juliet Ramsay. Parks, Gardens and Special Trees; a Classification and Assessment Method for the Register of the National Estate 1991

13 Insect Pests of Eucalypts on Farmlands and in Plantations in Southeastern Australia CSIRO identification leaflets
13

David Dexter. The ANU Campus 1991

13

AB Court National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. Catalogue of the Living Plants Supported by Herbarium Vouchers 1990

13

JH Leigh, JD Briggs. Threatened Australian Plants 1992

13

Penny Olsen. Australia’s Pest Animals Canberra 1998

13

F Ingwersen. Vegetation of the Jervis Bay Territory 1976

13

Lands of the Queanbeyan-Shoalhaven Area Land Research Series no 24. CSIRO, Melbourne, 1969

13

Trees: Management Issues for Urban Australia. Proceedings of the 1991 National Seminar, Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation. (Boden participant)

13 Lake Burley Griffin Management Plan National Capital Planning Authority, 1995
13 Australian National Botanic Gardens Management Plan 2002-2008
13

Report on the Collection of Native Plants in Australian Botanic Gardens and Arboreta Canberra 1984

13

Planting  c. 1850-1900 Australian Council of National Trusts, Technical Bulletin 4.1, 1982

13

Tree Planting in the Canberra Region Report no 7, Regional Research and Extension Study, southern Tablelands, NSW 1961

13

MR Jacobs. Illustrations of the Buds and Fruits of Eucalypt Species Forestry and Timber Bureau leaflet no 63, 1962

13

David Hogg. The Ecological Resources of the ACT; A Review of Recent Information 1990

13

A Vision Splendid of the Grassy Plains Extended: ACT Lowland Native Grassland Conservation Strategy Action Plan no 28, 2005

13

EW Pook. ‘Drought and dieback of eucalypts in dry schlerophyll forests and woodlands of the Southern Tablelands, New South Wales’. Copy from Eucalypt Dieback in Forests and Woodlands. CSIRO Forest Research

13

Copied correspondence WB Griffin to Mr C Weston, 1916, re planting Canberra; tree lists by colours and edible fruits 1917; cork oaks (from National Archives of Australia)

Series 14: R W Boden Correspondence Files

Box No. Description
13

ACT Heritage: s. 41 Griffith (Heritage trees); Robert Boden 1998 ACT Heritage Award

13

Heritage Precincts : Maps, aerial photographs

13

Australian National Botanical Gardens: RW Boden reappointment to Public Fund Management Committee 2007; Opening Rock Garden Shelter Her Excellency Mrs Jeffrey 2007; ACT Floral Emblem approval letter from Secretary Department of Capital Territory 1982 and report to Minister for the Capital Territory

13

Acton Hotel 2004 tree assessment – correspondence and plants

13

Australian Forest History Society Newsletter no 37, May 2004 (Boden Public Officer 2003)

13

Bob Newman. “Growing Stock”; Biographical and Career Notes of Former Students. Australian Forestry School Reunion 2000 (Boden attendee) and original photographs of the class of 1954

13

Boden ‘Caring for Canberra’s Heritage Trees’ (and overhead projection). Address to Australian Garden History Society Conference 1997

13

Bass Gardens Conservation Management Plan, selected extracts, site plants, correspondence

13

AE Bruce (Bass Gardens and family contact)

14

Book Reviews by Boden

14

Bushfire plants, 2 articles: Robert Boden, Susan Parsons. ‘Bushfire and the garden’. Australia’s Open Garden Scheme Guide 2003-4. Boden. ‘No trees, no bushfires – but!’. Draft article, 1994, with information and leaflets on bushfire resistant plants for Canberra.

14

Bush Capital Urban Forest Renewal Initiative

14

Canberra Central Parklands: Report including Tree Assessment Kings Park, and Trees of Distinction 2006

14

Canberra Central Street Tree Masterplan. Boden – specialist advice 2006

14

‘The Cascades’ at Australian National Botanic Gardens, formally opened by Boden. 2006

14

Boden. ‘Beware swaying palms’. Canberra Times 2006. Article on coconut trees, Hayman and Hamilton islands, and correspondence

14

Tree Management Csiro Forestry Precinct and Westridge House Yarralumla 2006, with field notes (Parsons) and maps

14

Canberra Girls’ Grammar School – Trees : Junior and Senior School tree plans (Parsons) and report by Boden;  and tree assessment Melbourne Avenue

14

Correspondence Prof Richard Clough (Australian Place Names Index)

14

Robert Boden. ‘Tree Portraits’; submission for Greening Australia Journalism Awards 1990, with collection of tree poems, and correspondence with poets Hope Hewitt and Frank McMahon

14

City Hill … A Concept for the Future with articles on redesigning City Hill from Canberra Times 2005 and correspondence with Jon Stanhope and Simon Corbell

14

CIT Weston Campus (proposed move) 2007

14 Boden Curriculum Vitae (CV) – includes list of consultancies undertaken 1989-1998 and publications list 1957-1988
14

Embassy Apartments Deakin – tree assessment 2007 (field work Boden and Parsons)

14 Eucalyptus camaldulensis plantings Questacon car park 2006 National Capital Authority
14

Eucalyptus melliodora pictures on property of Alan Martin

14

Field record sheets and tree assessment methods

14

FACTA (Friends of ACT Arboreta) fact sheets, minutes of meeting, notes, Bendora tree assessments.

Mark Butz. Blundells Flat Area ACT: Management of Natural and Cultural Heritage Values 2004.

14

Correspondence with Bill Funk of Mereweather Arboretum, Dunkeld Vic 2006 re oak trees

14 Correspondence with Margaret Hendry re ACT Significant Trees (Kingston, Woden Valley)
14

Gudgenby Homestead Precinct; Landscape and Vegetation. Draft Namadgi Conservation Management Plan 2004 (Boden: landscape and vegetation and colour photographs)

14

Boden. ‘Consultation Report: Kings Park Plan of Management’ ; R Clough, JE Gray. ‘Landscaping Lake Burley Griffin’. Paper delivered at Institute of Park  Administrationh Conference, Canberra April 1964; colour plans and working papers.

15

North Head (former School of Artillery, Sydney) landscape and flora: Boden 2006 (and draft Conservation Management Plan Freeman, Boden); CD, maps, working papers

15

Albert Hall Landscape Assessment 2005 (Boden), with landscape planting 2005 and historical plantings

15 Conservation Management Plan for the National Carillon and Aspen Island (Duncan Marshall, Dianne Firth, Boden) 2005
15

Canberra Croquet Club Conservation Management Plan Draft, 2004 Trees: Boden (grounds of Hyatt Hotel Canberra)

15

Civic Square Tree Assessment Boden 2005 (including field notes and colour photographs)

15

Gadara Homestead, Tumut: Tree Management Prescriptions 2004 (Boden: landscape; Parsons sketch plan)

15

Wingecarribee Conservation Area Studies (Mittagong and Moss Vale) 2004 including field notes and colour photographs

15

Dept Environment and Conservation (NSW): Tree Risk Management Policy and Procedures with correspondence from Greg Hayes

15

Proposed Humanities and Science Campus Square: National Library and Surrounds – poplars saved by Boden (articles and correspondence) 2006

15

York Park Oaks Management, 2005-2007

15

York Park Oaks GHD report; 2004 – trees saved by Boden; Boden photographs; vegetation report 1992

15 York Park Oaks Walk (led by Boden and re-enactment by Taylor, Gray, Bourke etc) 9 May 2004
15

Correspondence with Royal Archives 1994 re tree planting oaks etc during Royal Visit 1927

15

Boden. Condition and Management of the Tropical and Arid Palm Gardens, Geoscience Australia (Symonston ACT ) 2006 (report and working papers)

15

Boden. Tree Management Plan – Powerhouse, Kingston. 2006

15 "Huntly” Property, ACT. Trees in homestead garden, Boden 2003
15

Landmark Apartments, Barton – Cork oaks 2007

15 Old Parliament House- Trident Maple – Boden 2000
15

David St., O’Connor – Tree report 2005

15

Macquarie Hostel redevelopment, Sydney Avenue, Barton – Tree report  Boden  2004

15

Towards the Canberra Spatial Plan. Molonglo River Corridor. Article, submission, comments and letters to Ministers by Boden opposing development of Molonglo Valley, 2003

15

Albert Hall Precinct, Canberra: Heritage Assessment. Version 7 for comment by Boden, May 2008 (Architectural Projects Pty Ltd for National Capital Authority)

16

White poplar in Canberra as allergen or irritant; correspondence with Dr Ray Mullins 2001, research notes

16

National Arborists Association in Australia: brochures re urban trees, pruning, tree contractors

16

National Capital Authority. Central National Area, Western Foreshores and Environs; Draft Planning Framework 2006;

National Capital Plan. Draft Amendment 61 – West Basin; Draft Amendment 59 – City Hill Precinct; Draft Amendment 56 The Griffin Legacy – Principles and Policies. 2006

16

Nursery Catalogues, Metropolitan Tree Growers Pty Ltd Advanced Tree Handbook 2001

16

Dr Robert William Boden OAM. Honours-in-Confidence 2007 Correspondence with Government House, Congratulations (letters, cards)

16

Parkes Place trees – photo list 2007

16

Professor Lindsay Pryor: obituaries, articles by and about Pryor, correspondence 1992 (with tree illustration drawn by Pryor); 1991; 1997; 1995 plus specimen of Eucalyptus pryoriana gathered at Australian National Botanical Gardens by Boden and Parsons on 20 August 1998

16 Prime Minister’s Lodge 2000 re elm decline; with Boden photographs
16

Pistacia chinensis selection 2002 – Friendship Street, Red Hill and photographs by Boden

16

Populus euphratica (Kingston Foreshore Tree Management Plan) and Boden photographs 2004

16

National Heritage List – Westbourne Woods 2006 and 2008

16

Westbourne Woods – Tree Trials 2nd year Report 2002-3 and Boden photographs, reports 2000, 2002-tree selection

16

Royal Canberra Golf Club: Westbourne Woods Conservation Management Plan 1998 and 2002, including various drafts and working papers

16

Royal Canberra Golf Club: Consultancy on Westbourne Woods 1999-2001 (Ken Eldridge)

16

Saudi Arabian Embassy emblem design (Boden, Parsons)

16

Tree Advisory Panel 2006-7

16

Treenet, South Australia – membership, bookings for symposia

16

Tree Values: guide, draft Australian/New Zealand Standard Amenity Trees – Guide to Valuation; Australian Standard AS 4373 – 1996 Pruning of Amenity Trees; correspondence with National Arborist Association 1997

16

Public liability – professional indemnity insurance policies, Boden

16

Public Lending Rights – payments re Boden books loaned at libraries

17

Parkes Place, Canberra: Heritage Conservation Management Plan. 1997

17 York Park Site Plan. Daryl Jackson, Alastair Swayne, 16 March 2004