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Memorial Plantation : 10-July-2011
Memorial Plantation : 10-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The Memorial Plantation commemorates those who served in World War Two.

A large and representative gathering assembled at Paruna on Saturday afternoon on Juy 26, to honour, by planting trees of tribute, those men who have enlisted from the District Council of Brown's Well. Mr. Alan Petch (chairman) of the District Council of Brown's Well said that the National Tree planting Council of South Australia had circularized all district councils  asking them where possible to plant trees as a living tribute to those men who had enlisted from their district-these trees to be called trees of tribute.

Mr. Petch spoke of the keen interest Mr. Gilbertson had taken in the planting of trees of tribute. He had made a gift of the 50 trees, and had come from Murray Bridge to attend the planting. Mr Gilbertson congratulated the council on the site chosen, and could visualise it in a few years time as a fine park. He thought nothing was too big to commemorate and honour the bravery of those lads who had gone away to fight. Mr Petch asked everyone to observe in silence in memory of Pte. Boehm who had paid the supreme sacrifice. This was followed by the singing of the National Anthem. The parents or relatives then planted the trees.
Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record (Renmark, SA), 31 July 1941.

Location

Address:Paruna Road, Paruna, 5311
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.719144
Long: 140.733428
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

Front Inscription

1939 - 45 Memorial Plantation

Source: MA
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