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Birdwood Park Memorial Grove : 19-April-2012
Birdwood Park Memorial Grove : 19-April-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The Birdwood Park Memorial Grove commemorates those who served in World War One. The grove was officially named "Birdwood Grove"  on the 14th July 1917. 

Towards the end of the First World War, the Reserve became a Memorial Park to honour the Shire residents who had served in that conflict. Accordingly it was renamed "Birdwood Park" after the Commanding Officer of the ANZAC Forces. There is a commemorative planting of a small Memorial Avenue of oaks and poplars near the north boundary and scattered Monterey pines mainly on the hill section. In between the Wars, school children would visit the Park on Empire Day and place floral tributes beside the trees. 

Location

Address:Midland Highway, Buninyong, 3357
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.653089
Long: 143.896897
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
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:Saturday 14th July, 1917
Front Inscription

BIRDWOOD PARK ( Formerly Hasties Hill)
MEMORIAL GROVE - GREAT WAR 1914-18

Source: MA,SKP, VWHI
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