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14-March-2014
14-March-2014

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Southport War Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in World War One and those who served in World War Two. The memorial commemorates the planting of the memorial avenue in 1931. The memorial is a concrete pedestal on a concrete apron and is purported to be the most southerly memorial in Australia.

Arbor Day was celebrated at the Hythe State School by the planting of a soldiers' memorial avenue. Twelve trees were planted in memory of soldiers who, enlisting as residents of the district, made the supreme sacrifice. The children forsook all sport, and concentrated on preparing the ground for the tree planting. The Parents' and Friends' Association set a splendid example to the children by their work where the scrub and stumps were thickest. The road leading into the school was widened and made ready for the planting, and a large portion of the reserve adjacent to the school was cleared and scrubbed. Sites were marked for 49 trees, one for each pupil at the school, and the ground was cultivated.
The Mercury (Hobart), 13th July 1931.

Location

Address:Huon Highway & Lady Bay Road, Southport, 7109
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.431663
Long: 146.974249
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1959
Front Inscription

THIS AVENUE WAS PLANTED AND DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR I 1914 - 1918

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LEST WE FORGET. UNVEILED BY WARDEN 25 . 4 . 1959 W. E. BRITCLIFFE.

In honour of the men and women of this District who served in the armed forces during the Second World War  1939 - 1945

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Lest We Forget

Note : the “Tasmanian War Memorials Data Base” , compiled by Fred Thornett which is located at the State Library of Tasmania, contains a comprehensive listing of the names on this monument.

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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