The Herbig Tree by leggzy

The Herbig Tree

Amazing that a family once lived INSIDE this tree.

A bit of history...

The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton. It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven metres at its base and a height of 24 metres. A small stream runs nearby.

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 he built a two roomed pine and pug hut nearby, and as his family increased, built a stone cottage adjacent to the hut.

Today the Herbig Family Tree represents a graphic link to early European settlement of the area. Herbig family reunions are held at the tree, usually every five years.
Great tree and info!
March 20th, 2018  
Those women had it tough bak then, long frocks and all!!
March 20th, 2018  
wow, some tree. fab textures and shape.
March 20th, 2018  
Amazing tree. Great information to go with your shot.
March 20th, 2018  
Fascinating, thank you for sharing :)
March 20th, 2018  
Really interesting.
March 20th, 2018  
Great old tree, quite amazing what it has survived
March 20th, 2018  
Wow just amazing, a grand old tree!
March 20th, 2018  
What a fascinating history this tree has. Great shot of it too.
March 20th, 2018  
Lovely old Tree, great Historty too.
No wonder the family had to move to a cottage.
Fav.
March 20th, 2018  
Cant imagine a family living in this tree!!
March 20th, 2018  
Nice shot. The position of the sun makes it for me.
March 21st, 2018  
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