Avenue of Honour Print Page
A monument commemorates the Avenue of Honour and those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.
The Avenue of Honour originally lined both sides of Barkly Street with thirty silky oak trees, planted in 1918. The avenue is no longer and the monument which marked where the avenue once stood is now in the Botanical Gardens.
The Benalla Avenue of Honour in memory of fallen soldiers was planted in Barkly Street, Benalla on the 3rd August 1918. The first tree was planted by Councillor Dunlop, the Shire President. At a meeting of the Shire Council in 1934, a letter from the Benalla branch of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A stated the avenue would be completed on the 22nd September 1934 and asked the council to erect a tablet inscribed "Avenue of Honour". The council decided to leave the erection of the tablet in the hands of the engineer.
The Ballarat Courier, 5th August 1918,
The North Eastern Ensign ( Benalla), 14th September 1934.
|Address:||Bridge Street, Botanic Gardens , Benalla, 3672|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.552846|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 3rd August, 1918|
AVENUE OF HONOUR
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 18
Originally erected in Barkly Street in 1932 this World War I monument was moved to the Benalla Botanical Gardens in 1995 and later relocated on this site in the memorial precinct in September, 2007