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Wilkinson Avenue Trees : 22-05-2014
Wilkinson Avenue Trees : 22-05-2014
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Wilkinson Avenue of Trees were planted to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World Wars One and Two.

As part of a Coronation tree planting project in Birmingham Gardens in 1953, 140 flowering gums were planted in Wilkinson Avenue. The avenue of flowering gums was dedicated to the fallen in the wars in a service conducted by Reverends J. S. Bullough and W. M. Sinfield.

The Lord Mayor (Ald. Purdue) will plant the first tree in the project sponsored by Heaton - Birmingham Gardens Progress Association in Wilkinson Avenue at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Other trees will be planted by the Minister for Lands (Mr. Hawkins) , Messrs. C. Griffiths, M.H.R., and G. Booth and R. Cameron, M's.L.A. (sic)  Mr. T. Armstrong, M.L.A., may also participate. It is expected that nearly 300 trees of the 848 to be planted will be set tomorrow. The trees will be dedicated to fallen servicemen of both World Wars and pioneers of the district. Trees will be planted in Wilkinson-ave., Vale, Moore, Fraser and Cameron-sts. A carnival will be held during the day. 
The Newcastle Sun (NSW),  6 November 1953.


Address:Wilkinson Avenue, Birmingham Gardens , 2287
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.896102
Long: 151.688473
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th November, 1953
Source: MA,NRWM, LC
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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