Moreton Bay Fig at Seaview Tce
Fig with shops behind, photo Roger Todd 2014, vegetation
Mrs Iris Bentley's parents brought the north Queensland fig tree from Malanda, on the Atherton Tablelands, on a visit to the Sunshine Coast when the seedling was less than a metre tall.
Mr Bentley, a park ranger with the Landsborough Shire Council, planted it in March, 1955.
Sunshine Coast Council built a $30,000 children's play area under the fig tree in March, 1998.
Thanks to Picture Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Libraries' cultural heritage team for images and words. Courtesy Sunshine Coast Daily
1987: Ted Bentley next to a fig tree he planted in 1955. 1987: The fig tree planted by Ted Bentley in 1955