History Highlights include: 1874 Famous Tichborne Trial - did the long thought dead son return, or was he an imposter? » 1928 Victory Memorial Gardens were originally established as a memorial to the men and women who served in World War I. » 1962 Botanic Gardens established. The Gardens now include a Tree Chapel and Camellia Garden with over 200 species. » 1976 - 1995 At the height of its popularity, the Gumi Raft Race drew international competitors, hundreds of entrants and crowds of spectators lined the route. » Website Development Streamlining business operations. Secure cloud applications and more.