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The trunks of six of the trees that originally formed the avenue of honour have been preserved and turned into sculptures representing scenes from the World War One period.
Sculptures represent a World War One soldier, a wounded soldier with a donkey, a World War One nurse, Simpson helping two wounded soldiers and a family waiting for their father.
|Address:||Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance, 3909|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.891667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||John Brady|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 1st May, 1999|
Lakes Entrance Avenue of Honour WWI Memorial Statues were rededicated on May 1, 1999 by the Hon. Peter McGauran Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation
This project was made possible by the generous support of
Lakes Entrance Lions The Bellevue Motor Inn
Lakes Entrance R.S.L. John & Chery Guillot & family
Lakes Entrance Progress Association June Parsons
The Sculpture Gallery J & V. Brady
The East Gippsland Shire Council
Oh, sweet and seemly so to die, inded,
In the high flush of youth and strength and pride.
These are our martyrs, and their blood the seed of nobler futures.
"Twas for us they died. Keep we their memory green.
This be their epitaph,
"traveller, east or west, go, say at home we heard the trumpet call, and answered.
Now beside the seas we rest.
Our end was happy if our country thives.
Much was demanded. Lo ! our store was small.
That which we had we gave - it was our lives."
Penned in the trenches at Gallipoli, 1915
In memory of those who fought and died in the Great War 1914 - 1918
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Erected by the Lakes Entrance Regional Historical Society
11 November 1998
These sculptures honour the memory of First World War dead and injured
Please treat them with respect
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