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15-September-2014
15-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The 'ANZAC Tree' commemorates the 26 men who left Watsonville to fight in World War One.  

The first Anzac service was held in April 1916 during which ‘several trees were planted to commemorate the landing of our brave soldiers who fell on that memorable day’ (Cairns Post Saturday 6 May 1916 p 8). The sign suggests this mango was planted at the second such commemoration service although, unlike the plantings noted in 1916 this was not reported in the press. The tree is marked with a relatively recent timber sign on a metal pipe post. The sign reads Anzac tree planted Anzac Day 1917.

ANZAC Day services are now commemorated here to remember the many bushmen and miners from the region who fought for their country.

 

Location

Address:James & Ethel Street, Watsonville, 4887
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.378033
Long: 145.312253
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
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:Wednesday 25th April, 1917
Front Inscription

ANZAC Tree

Planted ANZAC Day 1917

Source: MA
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