Tree Of Knowledge Memorial

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Location: Oak Street, Barcaldine, QLD

About Tree Of Knowledge Memorial


The historic Tree of Knowledge is famous for being the birthplace of the Australian Labour movement. The tree was poisoned in 2006, preserved and placed under an award winning timber structure. It is now a place of inspiration, reflection and celebration. It is beautifully lit with green lighting during the night giving the illusion that the tree is still living. There are also interpretive panels and a sculpture which celebrate the leaders of the Shearer’s Strike and the history of the Labor movement.