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Soldiers Memorial Avenue forms part of the Queens Domain in Hobart Tasmania. It is an Avenue comprising 513 trees planted in 1918 and 1919 to commemorate soldiers, mainly from Hobart, who died in World War One.
In 2008 The Soldiers Memorial Avenue at the Queen`s Domain in Hobart was extended to include 52 new plaques. In 1961, 52 trees commemorating Tasmanian soldiers who died in World War One were demolished to make way for a tip. The unveiling of new plaques in their memory took place at a ceremony to celebrate the Avenue`s 90th anniversary.
A working bee took place on Saturday afternoon in the Domain when about 600 civilians and soldiers started digging the holes for a memorial avenue of 317 trees to be planted on July 27 in memory of the men and officers belonging to the municipality of Hobart who have fallen in the war. The trees will be two year old cedars and each tree will have a metal tag bearing the name and particulars of a fallen soldier. The Governor and many prominent citizens were present. One hundred additional trees were planted in the Domain on the 15th February 1919.
Examiner (Launceston), 24th June 1918, 17th February 1919
|Address:||Memorial Avenue, Queens Domain, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.866268|
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 27th July, 1918|
EACH TREE IN THIS AVENUE WAS PLANTED AS A LIVING TRIBUTE TO A TASMANIAN SERVICEMEN WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918
LEST WE FORGET
Note : the “Tasmanian War Memorials Data Base” , compiled by Fred Thornett which is located at the State Library of Tasmania, contains a comprehensive listing of the names on this monument.