East Orange Public School Memorial AvenuePrint Page
An avenue of trees commemorates students from the East Orange Public School who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.
East Orange Public School provides exceptional facilities for celebrating such functions as Anzac Day, possessing, as it does, not only a handsome Roll of Honor, but the fine memorial avenue in Newman Park, where a British oak tree has been planted in memory of each East Orange school boy who laid down his life in the Great War. Starting from the central gate in March street, the trees each planted by an evergreen shrub, which serves to further beautify and outline the avenue, lead up to the crest of the hill, on which is placed the Peace tree, an English elm, bearing a memorial board, containing the names of the seventeen heroes whose lives and deaths are thus memorialised.
Leader (Orange, NSW), 27 April 1921.
|Address:||March Street, Newman Park , Orange, 2800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.280992|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||August-1919|
This Memorial Of Trees Is A Tribute To The Memory
Of Those Gallant Soldiers Who Attended The East
Orange Public School And Paid The Supreme Sacrifice
In The Great War of 1914 - 1919.
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The Avenue Of Trees Was Planted By The Principal
(Mr. A. T. Caldwell) And The Pupils Of The School
The Stone And Plaque Were Donated By The Orange City
Council And The City Of Orange Sub-Branch Of The
Returned Services League.
8th August 1978
R. O. Thomas M. H. Thomas