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TitleMr. Orpen"s tree: a landmark that is older than E.L. Municipality
AuthorDriffield, H H
SubjectTrees -- South Africa -- Photographs
SubjectEast London (South Africa) -- Photographs
SubjectAraucariaceae -- South Africa -- Photographs
Format1 page
AbstractNewspaper article extract: "One of the best-known landmarks in East London is the Norfolk Island pine growing beside the West Bank post office in Bank Street, opposite Prince Alfred"s Park. To almost every person travelling southward down Oxford Street on any clear day the tree has the appearance of the mast and yards of an old-time sailing vessel making for Buffalo Harbour under bare poles. In the days long ago, when East London consisted of the West Bank and very little else, the building now used as a post office on that side of the Buffalo River served as the Court-house, Customs and Revenue Office.”