Tasmania Living History QR Code Walks

Stop 4 The Advocate- Emu Bay Times – Community Tree

Stop 4 The Advocate Burnie / Celebration Tree

Once the site of Emu Bay Times and then the Advocate, with the same Norfolk pine planted in front of the Anglican Church all these years later. This pine has been decorated with thousands of programmable LED lights, to create a spectacular show in Christmas, but also to mark other events and days of significance.

Google Maps

At the corner of Cattley and Mount street on the North/ West corner look South towards the Church area.

The below button will launch your google maps application and the custom google map which plots this specific walk.

  • The street lamp in this photo is Burnie’s first gas lamp.

One of Burnie’s last surviving gaslight fitters, Vern Evans recalled gas lighting in Burnie:

“We made all the generators from the Bradley patents at Tattersalls. The generators for street lights were about the size of a four-gallon drum and they were set below street level. Generators for homes, hotels, and shops varied in size according to how often the owners were prepared to replenish water ad carbide. Some of the tanks held up to 300 gallons of water. The generators were always outside because during replenishing there was some escape of gas and the smell of carbide which was most unpleasant” (Extract from Pink, 2000)

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