Queens Garden aviary to be named after long-time curator

Date published: 28 April 2020

Townsville City Council has today resolved to name the new Queens Gardens aviary after former gardens curator Percival Pacific Andrews.

Division 3 Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said the re-naming was a fitting tribute for Mr Andrews.

“Pacific ‘Pat’ Andrews was the curator for Queens Gardens for 24 years between 1934 and 1958,” Cr Greaney said.

“During this time, around 1938, the bird aviary was first established in the garden.

“Without Pat’s efforts, Queens Gardens and the aviary wouldn’t be the much-loved community facilities they are today, and it’s fitting to honour him in this way.”

The new Queens Garden aviary opened in February after replacing the existing, original structure.

“The new aviary has proven popular with locals and tourists since it opened and I am sure it will continue to be for many years into the future,” Cr Greaney said.

Under Townsville City Council’s Naming of Parks, Reserves and Park Facilities Policy, park facilities can be named after a person if that person has a historical connection to the facility or has made a significant contribution to the community.