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Memorial Grove : 26-02-2014
Memorial Grove : 26-02-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A grove of trees commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The War Memorial Grove was developed from a community desire to honour servicemen and women killed during the world wars. It was constructed from public and private funds, some of the money coming from families whose relatives are commemorated on each of the 68 plaques featured throughout the garden. Much of the work was done by volunteer members of the New Lambton Heights Garden Club, and this relationship has been maintained till this day.

It was opened and dedicated as a War Memorial in 1961 by the then Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Rt. Rev. James Housden. Steps leading to tthe Memorial Grove were contributed by the Newcastle and District Council sub-branches of the R.S,S. & A.I.L.A. and R.S,L. Clubs in memory of those who served and dedicated on 11th November 1962. 


Address:Darby & Laman Streets, Civic Park , Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928882
Long: 151.773196
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Augustus Aley


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th November, 1961
Source: SKP,NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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