ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0341 Tuggeranong Homestead 1996 Tree and Plant Survey

Call Number

HMSS 0341

Collection 

Tuggeranong Homestead 1996 Tree and Plant Survey

Date Range

1996-1997

Quantity

0.90m (5 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

 

Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead (MOTH) Inc. is a voluntary community group active in the Tuggeranong Valley since 1992, when it formed to defend the heritage values of the historic Tuggeranong Homestead and its environs.

MOTH, supported by the National Trust, successfully lobbied against medium density housing development on this nationally classified heritage property. The ACT government reversed its development policy and the property now has full and enduring heritage protection.

The property is currently (2012) leased by a manager, Neil Gillespie, and operates as a conference and functions centre.

Over the past 19 years, MOTH has worked with a range of community groups in care and protection of the precinct. These include the Southern ACT Catchment Group, Friends of Grasslands, The Canberra and District Historic Engines Club, Tuggeranong Lions Club, and local schools Lanyon and Calwell High School. Environmental work is undertaken with the help of Conservation Volunteers Australia and the assistance of a team from Price Waterhouse Coopers.

MOTH also seeks to educate the public about the many layers of history on the property. Its rich history includes indigenous occupation, the presence of convict workers, pastoral settlement, the Federation years and the writing of part of the official history of World War 1 by CEW Bean and his associates.

MOTH has been active in cultural affairs in the valley, running popular series of talks, concerts and outdoor events.

During the 1990s, MOTH worked closely with local Aboriginal people in identifying significant scarred trees on the property, which have now been added to the Murrumbeeja Scarred Red Gum list, maintained by the National Trust. In 1996, with funds from an ACT Heritage grant, MOTH examined and plotted all the significant plants and trees on the site and made recommendations to the ACT government for their future care.  It is the records of this project that form this collection.

BOX LIST

Box No.

Description

No files

Date Range

1

Master hardcopy of Reports:

·         Report 1 Trees – Conditions & Restoration

·         Report 2 Survey Analysis and Recommendations

·         Report 3 Tuggeranong Homestead Panorama 1996

·         Report 4 Trees Database

·         Report 5 Tree and Plant Maps

5

1996-1997

1

Photographic negatives:

·         for films 1 to 32

·         for films 33 to 65

2

1996-1997

1

Black & white individual tree and plants records by tree numbers:

·         1 to 100

·         101 to 200

·         201 to 300

·         301 to 400

·         401 to 500

5

1996-1997

2

Black & white individual tree and plants records by tree numbers:

·         501 to 600

·         601 to 700

·         701 to 800

·         801 to 900

·         901 to 1000

·         1001 to 1055

Colour individual tree and plant records for:

·         Maps 1, 2 and 3

·         Map 4 Part A – 1 to 345

8

1996-1997

3

Colour individual tree and plant records for:

·         Map 4 Part B – 349 to 525

·         Map 4 Part C – 526 to 962

·         Map 5

·         Map 6

·         Map 7 Part A – 3 to 371

·         Map 7 Part B – 372 to 808

·         Map 8

·         Map 9 Part A – 21 to 484

·         Map 9 Part B – 500 to 1038

·         Map 10

7

1996-1997

4

Colour individual tree and plant records for:

·         Map 11

·         Map 12

Colour individual tree and plant records for:

·         Maps 13, 14 and 15

·         Map 16 Part A – 20 to 687

·         Map 16 Part B – 688 to 982

·         Map 17 Part A – 122 to 829

·         Map 17 Part B – 830 to 1055

7

1996-1997

5

Colour individual tree and plant records for:

·         Map 18 Part A – 24 to 892

·         Map 18 Part B – 893 to 1039

2

1996-1997

5

Other Survey Photography (not catalogued) - Pictures

1

1996-1997

 

Digital data of all paper records:

Disk 1 of 3:

·         Database – In Access format for 2003, 2010 and 2012

·         Database backup - in Excel and Word RTF formats

·         Reports – Hi res and web copies in PDF format

·         Tree pictures originals – Catalogued by Film number in JPG format

Disk 2 of 3:

·         Tree pictures – Edited for inclusion in database – catalogued by film number in JPG format

·         Tree summaries – black & white copies – 150dpi and

·         300dpi files catalogued by groups of twenty tree

·         numbers in PDF by:

·         Botanical – catalogued by botanical name

·         Colour - catalogued by tree number

Disk 3 of 3:

·         Tree summaries – individual colour records in PDF