Australia Photo ~
Palm & Boab Trees in Anzac Square, Brisbane
Anzac Square is in the centre of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Associating bottle trees with the Kimberleys in Western Australia, when I first saw these boabs in Brisbane I felt there was an in-congruency.
What I didn’t realize was their symbolic significance.
The boab trees commemorate the Queensland Light Horse Regiments, which served in South Africa’s Boer War (1899–1902).
And the palm trees, which are Middle East date palms, “represent Australia’s success in the Middle East during both World Wars. Palms are also a biblical symbol of victory.”
Here is an image circa 1930, when they were first planted 🙂