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Mont Park Avenue of Honour : 10-August-2012
Mont Park Avenue of Honour : 10-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Avenue of Honour was originally planted in 1919 and consists of a row of 46 Sugar Gums planted by returned soldiers who were hospitalized in 16 Australian General Hospital (Chronic Wards) at Mont Park.  It commemorates soldiers who were killed in World War One.

Further plantings were made after World War Two. This avenue is unusual in that Australian native trees were used rather than the more common First World War plantings of elms and oaks.

A boulder with plaque was erected on 23rd April 1990 by Colonel B.P. O'Day to mark the presence of the Avenue. The boulder was moved to the corner of Cherry Street and Waiora Road, where a new marble tablet was also erected in memory of all Australians who died in the First World War.

Location

Address:Waiora Road & Cherry Street, Mont Park, Macleod, 3085
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.724053
Long: 145.061719
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1919
Front Inscription

AVENUE OF HONOUR

THIS AVENUE OF HONOUR IS 
         DEDICATED

TO THE AUSTRALIAN
SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN WORLD WAR 1
1914-1918

LEST WE FORGET


Plaque:
AVENUE OF HONOUR
Planted In 1919 In Memory Of Fallen Comrades
By World War 1 Veterans Who Were Patients At
No. 16 Australian General Hospital, Mont Park.
Memorial Erected By
Macleod Progress Association
With Co-Operation From
Heidelberg City Council And Community Groups.
Unveiled By

COLONEL B.P. O`DAY,
Commander, Simpson Barracks
23 April 1990
To Honour The Fallen From 1914-18, 1939-45
And Subsequent Conflicts

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