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Gregory's Tree, Timber Creek

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

Gregory’s Tree, a boab, is highly significant to the people of the Victoria River region.

Gregory's Tree has historical and social significance. It is a living monument to the exploration of the north of Australia, in particular the North Australia Expedition led by Augustus Charles Gregory in 1855-56. The tree, a boab (Adansonia gregorii), marks the area of Gregory's 'entrenchment camp' from October 1855 to July 1856 and still bears inscriptions noting the date of arrival and departure from the camp.

The boab species was first described by Ferdinand Von Mueller, botanist for the expedition and one of the foremost botanists in Australia, who named the species in honour of the expedition leader. Gregory's Tree has special signficance to the local Ngaringman people and is registered as a Sacred Site.

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    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

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