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Ex Merchant Seamen Don Kennedy, Ray Cox and Don Caporn
Ex Merchant Seamen Don Kennedy, Ray Cox and Don Caporn

Photographs supplied by Malcolm Fisher

Merchant Navy Avenue of Honour recognises the wartime service and sacrifice of Merchant Navy personnel in two world wars.  The community planted a 1.5 kilometre  “Avenue of Honour” along the entire length of King Street, Manly Vale, Sydney to the approaches of Manly Warringah War Memorial Park.

A commemorative sandstone monument is the centerpiece of this special tribute.  To complete the project, 21 plaques were placed on the power poles adjoining the street alerting people to its significance.

Organised by the Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee, banksias, bottlebrushes, tea-trees and eucalypts endemic to the area, reflect the affinity and respect mariners historically have with the forces of nature.



Address:King Street, Manly Vale, 2093
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.780739
Long: 151.259016
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict


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The avenue of local trees and shrubs along King Street was completed in 2011 to commemorate the wartime service and sacrifice of members of the Merchant Navy during World War 1 and World War 2.
Funding was provided by the NSW Government and the planting organised by the Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee "Return of the Mermaids" Restoration Project.
The "Return of the Mermaids" seeks to restore the Mermaid Pool on Manly Creek and rehabilitate its bushland surrounds from the effects of rubbish dumping, invasive weeds and pollution.
The volunteer project team also works to inform the community about the beauty and wonder of our disappearing natural heritage and the need to protect what`s left.  The seedlings planted are all indigenous to the area and provide food for habitat for native wildlife.

Source: MA.LC
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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