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28-October-2014
28-October-2014
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The Berwick Avenue of Honour with approximately 35 English and Pin Oaks was planted in September 1917 to commemorate those who had served in World War One. It was co-ordinated by the Berwick Progress Association with trees and tree-guards donated by Berwick residents. Gaps in the avenue have been filled with various species and the tree guards no longer exist.

The planting of the Avenue of Honor was commenced on Saturday afternoon. Wilson street (the site chosen to commemorate our soldiers by planting trees in their honor) looked quite animated with the gathering of those interested in the proceeding. In all, 35 trees were planted, and the remainder will be completed during the week, when the full list of soldiers to whom trees have been dedicated will be printed. Cr W. G a'Beckett, in planting the first tree in the avenue, made a telling speech on the great lesson to be learnt from the planting of these avenues. 
South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.)
 26 September 1918. 

 

Location

Address:Wilson & Scanlan Streets, Berwick, 3806
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.030603
Long: 145.348973
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
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st September, 1918
Front Inscription

Avenue of Honour
     1914 - 1918

Wilson And Scanlan Streets
         Berwick
A Living Memorial
Lest We Forget

Source: VWHI, MA
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