Mickleham Avenue of HonourPrint Page
An avenue of trees commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
The avenue is approximately 2.6 kilometres long from Mickleham and Mount Ridley Road. Originally there were approximately 50 River Red Gum and Sugar Gum trees planted as part of Arbour Day in the early 1900s by school children. These trees deteriorated and had to be removed.
On 24th April 2002,Mickleham PrimarySchool children, teachers ,Second World War veterans and their families reinstated the Avenue planting 61 Red River Gums with new bronze name plates
|Address:||Mickleham & Mount Ridley Roads, Mickleham, 3064|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.562778|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Avenue of Honour|
The Mickelham Avenue of Honour
Originally planted by local schoolchildren in the early 1900`s, the Mickleham Avenue of Honour is the longest avenue of mature eucalyptus in Hume City. The use of River Red Gums and Sugar Gums demonstrates the early township`s civic pride and appreciation of Australian flora.
The Avenue marks the presence of the town to approaching travellers, and gives an unmistakeable and powerful Australian character to Mickleham.
The avenue has been identified as a regionally significant Historical Landscape by the Hume City Heritage Study of the former Shire of Bulla District (1998)
This plaque officially commemorates a special Planting Day held on 24th April 2002
Attended by Cr. Ann Potter, Mayor Mr Geoff Levey, President Sunburt Returned & Services League Students, teachers and parents of Mickleham Primary School, Mickleham Second World War veterans, Family of those honoured on the Mickleham War Memorial.
Cr. Ann Potter, Mayor
Cr. Jack Ogilvie
Cr. Mohammed Abbouche, Deputy Mayor
Cr. Kevin Sheahan
Cr. Drew Jessop
Cr. Burham Yigil
Cr. Gary Jungwirth
Cr. Dot White
Mr Darrell Treloar, Chief Executive Officer