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A Memorial Avenue of Gum Trees planted to commemorate those who died in service or killed in action in World War One. A War Memorial Pavilion erected by public subscription was also erected in the park. In 1997 a plaque was placed in the park by the Burnside Historical Society detailing the planting of the trees and the pavilion. The pavilion is no longer standing and originally stood on the site of the swimming centre.
On August 18, 1919, at a meeting held in St. David's Hall, Burnside, it was decided amidst considerable enthusiasm, to erect in Hazelwood Park, Burnside. a memorial to fallen soldiers from Burnside and Beaumont Wards. Our objective is to erect in Hazelwood Park amongst the fine old gum trees, a rest house where visitors to the park can take their ease and in tablets in the walls will be engraven the names of those ''who died that we may live." We also propose to plant a grove of oak trees for the benefit of our grandchildren's children. The site for the rest house has been selected, and the design provisionally approved.
The Mail (Adelaide), 20th March 1920.
On 17th June 1922, the Burnside and Beaumont Committee held a tree-planting ceremony and a tree was planted by a relative or a member of the committee in memory of each of the fallen soldiers from Burnside and Beaumont Wards. The Chairman (Hon. H.W.Harvey) also planted a tree in memory of the late Sir Ross Smith.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 21 June 1922.
|Address:||Greenhill Road & Hawthorn Crescent, Hazelwood Park, Hazelwood Park, 5066|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.936132|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Avenue of Honour|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 17th June, 1922|