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Avenue of Honour : 13-April-2013
Avenue of Honour : 13-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

The Avenue of Honour was originally planted by a local resident, Gus Powell to commemorate those from Lysterfield who died in World War One.    Of the fourteen men who enlisted, ten returned. Four English Oaks were planted for the soldiers killed in action and ten Silky Oaks planted for those who returned.

During the 1990s, the avenue was under threat by proposed road widening, however local resident Ed Williams acted to have the trees protected.   The Knox and Yarra Ranges Councils, the Australian Army, and donations from local people provided plaques for the First and Second World Wars, Vietnam and Korean wars and service in East Timor. 

Location

Address:Lysterfield & Wellington Roads, Lysterfield, 3156
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.932244
Long: 145.303833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th September, 1919
Front Inscription

Memorial Avenue Lysterfield
Erected by Gus Powell 1919 to honour those who served in the Great War 1914 - 1919

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Inscription in Proximity

City of Knox  Historic Avenue of Honour
First planted 1918 - 1919
Lest We Forget

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP,VWHI
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