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A monument and remembrance garden commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC landing in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 during World War One.
The sugar gum trees surrounding the monument are the last surviving trees of the 150 sugar gums, which circled the oval and between 30-40 pines on Mill Road which were planted in August 1918.
|Address:||Waverley Road, Lara, 3212|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.019524|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 2nd May, 2015|
LEST WE FORGET
"On 26th August, 1918, families of soldiers
serving overseas planted 150 sugar gums,
which circled the oval and between 30-40
pines at the front of the oval on Mill Road.
This is the earliest WW1 Avenue of Honour in
the Geelong region, and is the 3rd earliest in
the State of Victoria. This grove of sugar
gums are the remnants of the planting.
This memorial stone and remembrance garden
was established in commemoration of
the Centenary of ANZAC (1915 – 2015)"
The Spirit Lives
was officially unveiled on
2nd May, 2015
by the Hon. Richard Marles MP
Federal Member of Corio