Through the ACT region of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and in partnership with the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG), Office of the Surveyor-General, ACT Heritage and ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS), a project to plan and construct an interpretive structure to house Border Reference Tree H87 (the Mouat Tree) at the Namadgi National Park Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is underway.
The Mouat Tree Project invites you to participate in this important conservation and interpretation project. You can be part of preserving this unique chapter in the story of nation building by making a financial contribution to help realise the vision.
Visit the project’s Gofundme web site where you’re able to make a secure financial contribution. Your participation and contribution will assist in the design and construction of this exciting cultural landmark.
With only 6 sleeps until the Mouat Tree Interp Shelter opening things are continuing to progress rapidly
Greenline Construction have returned to install the shade shelter. You can now appreciate the need for solid footings!
The vision of recreating a Surveyors Tent in paying homage to a bygone era is now taking shape.
The countdown to the Official Ministerial Opening on the 20th November is now on.
We can only sense that Harry ‘Happy’ Mouat would be rather pleased with proceedings.
Recently, on a cold, windy and wet day (probably not too dissimilar to weather experienced by Harry Mouat) the Mouat Tree site at the Namadgi Visitor Information Centre was surveyed by members of the Office of the Surveyor-General & Land Information.
In the New Year things will be moving ahead rapidly. First up, the Development Application process will be finalised and then the site will be prepared for the works to begin. The planned works can be viewed by visiting https://themouattree.org.au/the-vision/. The grand opening for the newly designed Mouat Tree interpretive structure is set to be during the 2017 Heritage Festival in April/May. Stay tuned.