Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
A quick look at the Google Map here reveals that in some strange universe this internal reserve - a very early example for Australia - still exists. Then I suggest you switch to the satellite version: the story unfolds in these two images. The site is clearly visitable, however, which is something I intend at some point to try...
Posted by David Nichols at Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A remarkable recent success story in the renewal of an internal reserve space, Anders Park (known locally as Anders Triangle)* is a small space of indeterminable age that owes its existence to the industry of the builder Anders Hansen, a historical figure (see biographical signpost below including inadvertant portraits of the investigators) who happens unfortunately to share a name with a prominent Danish tennis player, or something like that (i.e. he's not easy to track down on the internet).
Our informant at this site, Nyree, tells us that the space was neglected and threatened with redevelopment by council until local residents campaigned for its protection and conservation. The space is frequently used by locals despite council regulations prohibiting the construction of any structures within it. There is a low-key attempt at some informal agriculture in the planting boxes; there is seating; there is also a limited opportunity for vehicle access for some homeowners. The space is prized and valued by locals and forms the focus of a closeknit community.
*Nyree tells us that the council will not allow the designation 'Triangle' as it is not actually literally a triangle, though it really does look like one...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
In fact, this reserve is not signposted but the name seems logical. This space is essentially a playground space with, as our informant Nici points out, some random fruit trees. There is also a pathway running right through the space.