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Queenscliff Memorial Garden
Queenscliff Memorial Garden

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The Queenscliff Memorial Garden commemorates the fallen of World War One. The gardens replaced an avenue of honour which was planted planted for each soldier who served in World War One.

The first stage of the commendable work of planting an avenue of Honor to all our district lads who have been our gallant protectors in this world war, took place on Wednesday last. The attendance was poor, considering the worthy object. The Mayor in his opening remarks said that when he first proposed to the council, that Queenscliff should have its Avenue of Honour his brother councillors at once fell in with the suggestion.

They proposed that day to plant 50 trees, 45 of which would be to the glorious memory of district soldiers who had laid down young lives for our Empire and the traditions for which the British nation stand. What better method could we have of perpetuating the memory of those dear and brave young heroes of our little town, than in a stately tree which would be everlasting.
Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser (VIC) 27th July 1918.


Address:Flinders Street, Queenscliff, 3225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.26993
Long: 144.64621
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


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This memorial garden commemorates the fallen in the Great War 1914-1918

Queenscliff [ Names ]

R. A. G. A. [ Names ]

R. A. E. [ Names ]

Source: MA,RHSV
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