Have you read this article from the Brisbane Times titled Farming to exercise: How Brisbane’s parks have changed through the years?
In it, Lucy Stone shares a great reportage on how Australians used outdoor spaces. One gem in the article is this:
Parks and Natural Resources Manager, Lachlan Carkeet told the committee that In the 1820s, the city’s botanic gardens were used for growing crops, but by 1855 the city’s first superintendent of gardens was appointed and the leisure-style gardens were gradually developed.
For more of Lucy Stone’s engaging report, check out the full text.