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Lismore Memorial Grove was planted in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The trees were planted north of the bridge in Molesworth Street and included Winterton and Alexander Parades. Approximately 20 trees silky oak trees remain in Winterton Parade. Some of the trees were replaced in 2004 and none of the original plaques remain. 

In pursuance of a request from the public meeting of Lismore citizens, the Lismore Council proposes to plant a memorial grove of trees in Molesworth-street, North Lismore, in memory of soldiers from the Lismore Municipality who fell in the great war. The council would be pleased to receive the names and particulars of fallen soldiers from relatives or friends. The cost of planting a tree, complete with guard, is estimated at 35s, and it is suggested that there may be many who would like to participate in this matter and assist the council by contributing the cost of one tree. 
Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 19 June 1924.  


A meeting of subscribers and others interested in the proposed Lismore fallen soldiers' memorial grove was held at the Council Chambers last night. Mr. B. Muldoon presided, and others in attendance were Messrs. S. Strong, W. F. Oakes, T. Winterton, E. A. Thompson, J. F. O'Flynn, D. J. Jolly, T. F. Milgate, D. Watson, W. Longley, T. Richardson, J. C. O'Meara (secretary), Lt.-Colonel F. J. Board, Major R. Mc.K. Fraser, and Mrs. F. W. Lance. Mr. Muldoon explained that the meeting was the outcome of the meeting held the previous Wednesday which had not been in a position to come to any decision. In reply to the committee's request for information on the memorial grove question, the town clerk wrote stating, that the grove, when completed, would contain 126 trees, of which 91 had been paid for. Sixteen more trees were required to complete, the grove, but no more would be planted this year, as the season for planting had passed. The total cost of each tree was £1 10s 8d.
Excerpt from Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 1 October 1925.

Location

Address:Alexandra & Winterton Parades, North Lismore, 2480
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.798301
Long: 153.281517
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th November, 1925
Source: MA
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