Harry Oakman (1906-2002) was the first landscape architect appointed to any government in Queensland. He soon headed up the revitalised Department of Parks within the Brisbane City Council and was designing improvements to many existing parks and establishing new ones. In effect, he was the City BG Curator’s supervisor. He was also a significant garden writer with several books to his credit, including “Tropical and Subtropical Gardening”. (portrait source: publisher’s blurb 1960 print of his book “Gardening in Queensland”).