March 6. Spent most of day in the Botanic gardens. Found the Chinese Torreya and Montezuman Cypress of Mexico. The climate here is favorable to almost all the world’s plants, more so than even that of California as the ripe bananas show. Walked in the afternoon through the “Domain”, a magnificent park full of fine trees. A grand avenue of Moreton Bay Fig - a tree somewhat like Magnolia.
Start 5:10 P.M. for Brisbane.
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
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