Linden Estate - Windback Wednesday

These two Moreton Bay Fig trees on Greenhill Road in Hazelwood Park were planted circa 1867 when ‘Linden’ the estate of Alexander Hay was established. The trees marked the entrance to the property.

Alexander Hay (1820-1898) was a merchant, pastoralist and politician. He purchased land in Section 297 (now Linden Park) and built a mansion named Linden in 1867. This property was located on today’s Moore Avenue and was demolished in 1967. The Moreton Bay Fig trees and gatehouse (Linden Lodge) on Greenhill Road are reminders of the luxurious estate.

Pictured are the two Moreton Bay Fig trees today and the Linden estate circa 1900.

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