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27-July-2014
27-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders
A garden of trees commemorates the 96 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross from the Boer War to the Vietnam War.

Location

Address:256-310 St Kilda Road, Victoria Barracks, Southbank, 3006
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.827549
Long: 144.970422
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription

Victoria Cross Garden

The Victoria Cross Garden was planted in 1996 to commemorate the 96 Australians who have won the Victoria Cross from the Boer War to the Vietnam War.

The trees in this garden were donated to Vicotria Barracks by Anglesea Barracks, Hobart as seedlings in 1996.  The seedlings were propogated from seeds brought back to Australia from pine trees (Pinus halepensis) on the Lone Pine site at Gallipoli.  

Seven Victoria Crosses were awarded to Australian soldiers on 8-9th August 1915 at Lone Pine.

Source: MA
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