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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Bruce Challoner, Curator, Lara RSL Sub Branch

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.

Location

Address:Waverley Road, Lara, 3212
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.019524
Long: 144.412842
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
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 2nd May, 2015
Front Inscription

SOLDIERS AVENUE

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque :

"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)"

Plaque :
    100
YEARS OF
  ANZAC 
The Spirit Lives
2014 -2018 


SOLDIERS AVENUE
was officially unveiled on
2nd May, 2015
by the Hon. Richard Marles MP
Federal Member of Corio

Source: MA
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