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On 29 October 2010 the Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Memorial (Barcaldine, QLD), by Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture, was the proud recipient of the Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage.

This significant acknowledgment represents one of Australia’s most prestigious architecture honors with 2010 representing the award’s 30th anniversary.

The Tree of Knowledge stands tall, representing a proud heritage and an acknowledgment of the birthplace of the Australia Labor Party. The Tree of Knowledge exemplifies a vital symbol of our nations political history.

Aside from its historical and political relevance, the monument is indeed a magnificent work of art. Recycled timber, provided and hand picked by Kennedy’s staff, includes over 5000 individual pieces of premium Australian hardwood, resulting in this dramatic and stunning monument.

Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage (2010)
Grand Prize Australian Timber Design Awards (2009)
National Award for Certified Timber (2009)
National Award for Public and Commercial Buildings (2009)

5000 pieces of hand selected premium aged timbers

Recut power poles

m3architecture and Brian Hooper