Park 28

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English name:  Palmer Gardens

Kaurna name:  Pangki Pangki (a Kaurna tracker and guide who assisted early European settlers)

Features:   wide axial pedestrian pathway (from the 1860's) connecting Kermode St to the Christ Church laneway;  a massive sugar gum tree, probably dating from the 1870's or 80's; and cast iron bollards dating from 1922.

Bounded by:   Palmer Place

  Palmer Gardens / Pangki Pangki (Park 28)

Palmer Gardens / Pangki Pangki (Park 28)

See APPA's Park 28 photo album:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8uoQtk

  Palmer Gardens / Pangki Pangki (Park 28)

Palmer Gardens / Pangki Pangki (Park 28)

Park 28 was named after South Australian Colonisation Commissioner Colonel George Palmer (1799-1883). The Mid-Murray town of Palmer, just east of the Adelaide Hills region, is also named after the Colonel.

There's a brass plaque on a Victorian-era park bench celebrates a breakthrough by a German-born Adelaide scientist, Albert Koebele, in 1888 with the first biological control of insects that started with a discovery in this Park

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