Brisbane EKKA historical showcase highlights the advancement of horticulture in Queensland for the education and enjoyment of the passing 2017 crowds
In the 1800s, Queensland was the centre of tropical and sub-tropical horticultural research in Australia. The introduction of plant species into Australia and also export to other countries was extensive.
Research of the John Oxley Photo Collection of EKKA history inspired AIMs team lead by Annette Irish, to produce this brochure with support from the RNA.
The brochure has pictorial history of the original Conservatory at the Acclimatisation Gardens and other buildings used for agricultural displays dating back to the original wooden Exhibition building, which was destroyed by fire in 1888. Last year, the Flower and Garden Exhibition returned to its original home, now known as the Old Museum.