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25-April-2014
25-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

A grove of kurrajong trees marked by plaques commemorates local people who were killed in action in World War Two.

Each memorial tree has in front of it an embossed metal plaque attached to a white-painted concrete slab

Location

Address:Main Street, Peterborough, 5422
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.973526
Long: 138.836411
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-1943
Front Inscription

War Memorial Gorove

The area from the Post Office to the subway was set aside after the First World War as a memorial to the people who gave their lives in that war.

These Kurrajong tress (Brachychiton Populneus) were planted in October 1943 and dedicated to those who lost their lives during World War 2.

It is known as War Memorial Grove and has plaques at the base of the trees in memory of the men from the Peterborough area who were killed in action from 1939 - 1945

This plaque was made possible due to the generous sponsorship of the Peterborough RSL
 

Source: MA,TOH
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