Clement Hodgkinson, Naturalist and Landscape Gardener
At our 2009 AGM in
August, our guest speaker, Georgina Whitehead, delivered a very interesting talk on Clement Hodgkinson.
Georgina Whitehead is a landscape architect who practises in the field of landscape history, particularly public parks and gardens. She is the author of Civilising the city:a history of Melbourne's parks and gardens and has completed a Master of Landscape Architecture on the influence of environmental thought in Melbourne's public gardens.
Clement Hodgkinson rose to prominence in nineteenth century Melbourne as a senior figure in the Surveyor-General's Department and the Board of Crown Lands and Survey. His local connections include surveying and mapping Collingwood in the 1850s, and acting as honorary consulting engineer for the early municipality of East Collingwood.
Georgina has kindly agreed to allow us to put the text of her talk on our web site. Click on the icon below for the talk.