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Brief History

Macquarie University was established in the 1960’s on the site of market gardens and adjacent to Christie Park and Lane Cove National Park.  Native vegetation that was retained on site represents four recognised communities: Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest, Shale Sandstone Transition Forest, Sydney Sandstone Ridgetop Woodland and Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest. Some remnant vegetation has continued to flourish on the grounds of the university. Extensive plantings since those early days have included many native trees and some interesting and exotic species from many other parts of the world.

For more information on the history of the area, the campus and landscape development