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Herbert Eric Dadswell was born in Sydney in 1903, educated at Newington College and at Sydney University from which he graduated B.Sc in 1925, majoring in organic chemistry.

In 1926, Dadswell was employed by the Council for Scientific and…
"Godiva" trailer pump.
"Quench Quick" portable fire pump. Single cylinder air-cooled 4 stroke engine. Normal operating speed 3,000 r.p.m. producing 1.8 H.P. governor controlled.
(June) Creswick plantation canary pine - 16 yrs old

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Erected in 1952 to acknowledge the contribution of Sir Alexander Peacock, (who was from the Creswick area).

The landscaping in this area was commenced by the Public Works Department, but completed by students. While the shrubs in this area have changed over time, this specimen has survived since 1969.

From Clunes, the basalt rocks were used on the steeper slopes.

Located in the University Building, the herbarium houses a large collection of plant species, including seven specimens that were contributed by botanist Baron Von Mueller, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 1857 to 1873. The herbarium…

The hub of research on the campus, accommodating a range of laboratories and research staff and students.

The shale profile seen here is an excellent example of the growing conditions in the area and the soil profile after the area was mined.

Students use this specialised climate controlled glasshouse to conduct research in many facets of plant growth and their tolerances.

Endemic to Creswick, Victoria, these specimens are notable for being the basis on which the species was first described for botanical listing.

Specimens south of the gym are used for research purposes and field trials for students, examining how red gums survive the local soil conditions.

East of the car park, opened in 2012, it is used by both the University community and the residents of Creswick.

The road to the right leads to the La Gerche walk.
2 storied timber construction - admin. building Melbourne University.

Native to China, this uncommonly planted tree was one of the earliest plantings in the grounds. It is an attractive urban amenity tree with the ability to tolerate adverse conditions such as drought and poor soils.

Named after the large number of foxes that lived there. Facing north, in 1969 an arboretum was established for Forest Botany. It included a total of 53 species, representing 11 different genera, mainly conifers and Tasmanian eucalyptus trees.

Since 2008, this area has been used by students from the University’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, exploring the building of low cost, sustainable community infrastructure for Indigenous communities in Western Australia, the…

Native to North America. A quick grower, it is classified as the world’s tallest conifer.
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