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07-February-2015
07-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Russell Byers

The Boorowa Road and Grenfell Road were selected by the "Women's Club" of Cowra during 1917 as an ideal location to plant 465 trees in remembrance of all the Australian soldiers from the Cowra district who served their country during World War One. 

The trees were planted on Arbour Day 1917 all trees used in the original planting were donated by the Sydney Botanical Gardens. The Avenue was officially opened during 1918 with the deputy premier of New South Wales and senior military officials present on the day.

The avenue was re-dedicated on 27 July 1991.

Location

Address:Lachlan Valley Way, Cowra, 2794
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.835887
Long: 148.681518
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st August, 1917
Front Inscription

    Cowra
   Soldiers

MEMORIAL 
 AVENUE

Plaque:
COWRA RSL SUB BRANCH.

This plaque commemorates the re-dedication of the Memorial Avenue of Honour established by the Women`s Club of Cowra in 1917 on the Grenfell and Boorowa Roads.

It also commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Returned and Services League of Australia.

The Roll of Honour of Cowra citizens who served in World War I is located in the Visitors Centre. This tree was propagated from seed obtained from the Lone Pine Battlefield of Gallipoli.

Graham Stewart Bruce Ruxton OBE
Cowra Sub-Branch President Deputy National President
RETURNED AND SERVICES LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA
Cr. Cyril Treasure. Shire President
27th JULY 1991

Source: MA,SKP
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