It comes but once a year, with small green fruit and a passion for neighbourhood. The Guild of the Feijoa, formed in August 2015, with the planting of the neighbourhood’s only feijoa forest at the bottom of Constitution Hill, holds an annual feijoa festival.
Local historian Edward Bennett gave us an insight into the history of elephants of the immediate neighbourhood and beyond. With ever increasing local celebrity status, Tom the elephant from Sri Lanka, gifted by a royal to the city, once lived in Albert Park – well the remnants of Albert Barracks when the perimeter wall was still in existence - and played a working role in city infrastructure development.
Segway from Tom, to the making of elephants from feijoa – with the winning entry from a trio of apartment – dwelling neighbours who will share the joys of the Guild of the Feijoa Celebratory Jug until 2019.
Closing out the evening was a film made by with and by locals, expressing their love for the neighbourhood (see the separate splog - “Our Neighbourhood”)
“This was a whole lotta neighbourly fun, as well as being educational and ever-so-slightly crazy! Check out the feijoa elephant competition.” City Centre Residents Group facebook post the next morning.
Open to all who identify as being of the city centre neighbourhood - a highlight of the social calendar. See you there next year!