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21-November-2014
21-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

An avenue of weeping figs (Ficus benjamina) commemorates those who died or were killed during World War One. 70 trees were originally planted and at 19 January 2015, 16 of the original tress and 14 replants still survive.

The ground opposite the Morningside Railway Station recently acquired bythe Balmoral Shire Council for a recreation reserve was dedicated to the public by Mr W.H.Barnes M.L.A. on the 28th September 1919. The main feature of the park is an honour avenue right through from Cleveland Road to Bennetts Road on either side of which are planted are planted some 67 trees in memory of soldiers from the shire who fell in the Great War. The trees are the gift of the Welcome Home Committee and have metal plates attached bearing the deceased soldiers names with an A.I.F Crest. The plates are a gift from the council.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld),29th September 1919.

Location

Address:Jean Howie Drive, Balmoral Park, Morningside, 4170
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.471024
Long: 153.068198
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th September, 1919
Source: MA,BCC
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