Sunday, May 30, 2010

Grevillea 'Coochin Hills'

Magnificent Bougainvillea at Coochin Coochin homestead near Boonah in south east Queensland. It was planted to celebrate the homecoming of Aussie troops after World War1.
Coochin means red in the Jagera language of the Ugarapul people and is named for the red bill of the black swan

Coochin Run 1854
Conrad Martens (1801-1878)
Queensland Art Gallery

Grevillea 'Coochin Hills'indigenous to the area
Black Swan 1792
First Fleet Artwork Collection
Natural History Museum

1 comment:

  1. Wow! A ninety year old bougainvillea! I didn't know that they live for so long. Interesting post.