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Avenue of Honour : 06-April-2013
Avenue of Honour : 06-April-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

An avenue of trees commemorates those who served in World War One.

The Lismore Avenue of Honour was planted in 1918 as a living memorial to those from Lismore and district who served in the First World War. Each tree was named for a soldier or Red Cross worker and planted by family or community members who knew them. The trees lined William Street and, for the soldiers from the Gnarpurt settlement, Heriot Street. The trees were fenced against wandering cattle. The planting was of a range of eucalypts and included a number of rather unusual and beautiful towering varieties. Of the original 190 trees you can still see a number of old trees remaining: these include the lemon-scented gums with solid white trunks planted on corners to make them more visible to vehicles at night, the original and replanted iron barks with grey leaves and rough black bark, and on the east end of William Street some of the original sugar gums still tower overhead.

Location

Address:William Street, Lismore, 3324
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.954136
Long: 143.338387
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
Source: MA,RSLV
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