I was brought up in Africa and my family moved to Brisbane in 1965. My parents took us to the museum in the first year we were here—so I would have been a 15 year old.

What I remember is the tiger—I had always pictured it as the size of a leopard, an animal I knew from Africa. But it was much bigger.

A note from the editor: Andrew Jackson told this story to Margie Barram at the Australian Garden History Society display at the Ekka.