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30-August-2013
30-August-2013

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The Avenue of Honour when it was planted in 1918 consisted of 35 trees, and commemorates those who served in World War One.

A public meeting was held at Booroopki on Friday, 2nd August 1918 and it was decided to plant an avenue of trees in honour of local and district soldiers. Besides planting of the trees, enamel plates, bearing the soldiers' names and units, were nailed to the guards. The trees were securely enclosed with timber gurads five feet square.

Note : The names of personnel who had trees planted for them can be found by following the hyperlink below

 

Location

Address:Kaniva - Edenhope Road , turn off Kaniva - Edenhope Road near Lake Charlegrark, Booroopki, 3412
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.76661
Long: 141.24558
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
Link:http://www.swvic.org/goroke/booroop…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 28th August, 1918
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :

Booroopki & District Avenue of Honour
World War I Soldiers (1914 - 1918)
[ Names ]
Lest We Forget

Plaque 2 :

This memorial was unveiled by Mr. B. C. Ruxton A.M. O.B.E. on January 15th 2000

 

Inscription in Proximity

Booroopki & District Avenue of Honour
1914 - 1918 War

Source: MA
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