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Albany Avenue of Honour
Albany Avenue of Honour

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Avenue of Honour was planted in 1955-1956 and replaced the original avenue planted in 1921 in Middleton Road. It honours those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One, World War Two and the Korean War.

The Albany Avenue of honour was originally planted in Middleton Road in 1921 to honour those from World War One. At the time of the planting Nurse M. C. Birt penned a poem in commemoration of the planting.

May every leaf on each green tree,
As changing seasons come and go,
Whisper our pride and sympathy
To name plates on their boles below,
And murmur one unending song,
In praise of those who marched along
Our Avenue of Honour

 

Location

Address:Apex Drive, Mount Clarence, Albany, 6330
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.025889
Long: 117.897641
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:1955
Front Inscription

AVENUE OF HONOUR

The original Avenue of Honour followed part of Middleton Road. On completion of Apex Drive the R.S.L. and Apex Club of Albany planted this grove in 1955/56 in commemoration of all the wars in which Australians have fought.

Maintenance of the Avenue is carried out by volunteers from the R.S.L. with great care and dedication.

The trees are Eucalyptus Robusta ( NSW Swamp Mahogany ).

Source: MA
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