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26-December-2013
26-December-2013

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Six trees were planted to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

The memorial trees were planted by children from the Montville State School as an Arbour Day project in September 1923. The school had been planting Arbour Day trees since before World War One and by the 1920s available room within the school grounds was becoming restricted. This prompted the decision by Arthur Suthers, Head Teacher of the school in 1923, to arrange for six figs (Ficus benjamina) to be planted as a memorial opposite the memorial gates.

Each of the trees bears a plaque naming one of the six local men who died during World War One.

Location

Address:Memorial Close, Montville, 4560
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.688198
Long: 152.892655
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritage…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-1923
Source: MA, QHR
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