Herbig Family Tree, Springton, SA, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 34° 42.598 E 139° 05.310
54H E 324947 N 6157456
Quick Description: A large gum tree which once housed a pioneer family
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 12/10/2020 10:57:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM13GKP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree estimated to be 400 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven metres at its base and a height of 24 metres.
The tree was the first Australian home of 27 year old Friedrich Herbig who arrived in South Australia in 1855. In 1858 he married 18 year old Caroline Rattey and took her to live in the tree home. The first two of their 16 children were born there. In 1860 the family moved to a two roomed hut Friedrich built nearby.
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Historic Event:
Served as a pioneering family's home for five years


Year: 1855 - 1860

Species: Red Gum

Approximate Age: 450

Location: Springton

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