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An avenue of trees commemorates the centenary of ANZAC and honours the horses (known as Walers) who served in World War One. Funding was received through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program.

The Federal Government has stumped up cash to fund an avenue of trees dedicated to Australian war horses. The $8000 project will be known as  “Walers Way”, and follows a motion from Cr Sue Meehan last September to apply for the funding.

The Waler is an Australian breed of riding horses  that developed from the horses that were brought to the Australian colonies in the 19th century. The name comes from their early breeding origins in New South Wales; they were originally known as New South Walers.

For their sheer strength, size and endurance, they were widely considered to the best horses for tough conditions. Of the 160,000 Walers – many of whom were involved in the Battle of Beersheba by 4th and 12thRegiment to take the towns and water wells so desperately in the desert – only one is said to have returned.

Page MP Kevin Hogan announced the funding yesterday saying it was wonderful idea to mark the Centenary of Anzac.
Echo Netdaily, 22- April-2015

Location

Address:River Street, Ballina, 2478
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.865471
Long: 153.548274
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015
Source: MA
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