What kind of tree is this?
Bankstown is a middle distance southwestern suburb which is home to very large Vietnamese and Middle Eastern communities. It has a "bad image" in the popular imagination (well amongst suburb snobs, anyway) but I really like it. I taught at the girls' high school here for several years, and my husband still teaches in another school in the suburb. The students are just great, and Bankstown is a lively place, popular for yum cha lunches on weekends!
The suburb is named in honour of Captain Cook's travelling companion, Sir Joseph Banks. Revesby, (another suburb in the Bankstown area) is named for Banks' father's estate, Revesby Abbey , in Lincolnshire, England. Banks inherited it and so he was known as the Squire of Revesby.