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Leongatha Avenue of Honour
Leongatha Avenue of Honour

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

An avenue of trees planted in 1918 commemorates those who served in World War One. The first tree in the avenue was planted in memory of General Birdwood. 

Location

Address:Roughead Street & Wild Dog Valley Road, Leongatha, 3953
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.468208
Long: 145.950358
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:Saturday 22nd June, 1918
Front Inscription

The Great War 1914 - 1918
Avenue of Honour
Leongatha.

The trees in the Wild Dog Valley Road north of this point and in Yarragon Road, north easterly of this point to Horn Street were planted on the 22nd June 1918 to commemorate the men of this district who served on active service overseas during the Great War 1914 - 1918.

Erected by the Council of the Shire of Woorayl 1968 to replace name plaques attached to each tree at the time of planting.

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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