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An English Oak tree (Quercus robur) was the first memorial tree planted anywhere in the world to commemorate World War One.

A further eight wattle trees were planted around it to symbolize the eight States and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Location

Address:War Memorial Drive, Creswell Gardens, North Adelaide, 5006
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.915633
Long: 138.598333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th August, 1914
Front Inscription

The War Memorial Oak

Planted by His Excellency the Governor Sir Henry Galway on Wattle Day

August 29th 1914

Source: MA,AOH
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