E.W. Bick was curator when the dredging of Gardens Point took place in the 1910s. Queens Park field was leveled with some of this earth and he planted the distinctive Circle of Palms (using Roystonea regia, the Cuban royal palm) to dissuade users from playing football in the area. This aerial photo was taken in 1969 after Oakman’s new curving paths were installed (Source: BCC B54-32059)