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The trees were planted on the 22nd August 1918 to commemorate those who served in World War One.

23 pine trees were planted with a 9 foot sawn paling fence around them which contained the name of the soldier on each. The avenue was planted along the main road in front of the Greenwald State School. 

Greenwald, Thursday.
Last Thursday the planting of trees in honour of the boys of the district who had gone to the war took place. The guards had been put up previously. Although the day was wet, there was a fair attendance. The place seemed to have a changed appearance, as along the road large trees had partly hidden the State school, but after several working bees, these had disappeared. Altogether twenty-three trees were planted and plates with the names of soldiers were tacked onto the treeguard. Before the planting took place,Mr. R. H. M'Kee gave a short address, which was followed by the National Anthem and  "God Bless Our Splendid Men." The trees were planted by friends of the soldiers, starting from went to east.
Hamilton Spectator (Vic), Saturday 31 August 1918.

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Greenwald, 3304
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.973406
Long: 141.380061
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:Thursday 22nd August, 1918
Source: RSLV, MA
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