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27-April-2016
27-April-2016

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A monument commemorates editor and journalist Sydney John Webb who planted a row of oaks along the highway in 1890 after his retirement to Narre Warren. A plaque was unveiled in 1990 to commemrate the centenary of the planting of the oaks. 

Sydney Webb is remembered for his contribution to the Narre Warren community. He donated land for the Webb Street primary school and the Mechanics’ institute, planted the avenue of oak trees on the Princes highway (these trees came from the Nobelius nursery) and is also believed to have instigated the railway station at Narre Warren.

Location

Address:Princes Highway & Webb Street, Narre Warren, 3805
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.025067
Long: 145.305213
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1890
Approx. Event End Date:1890

Dedication

Front Inscription

Honouring
Sidney John Webb
who planted this row
of oak trees in the
year 1890

Inscription in Proximity
This Plaque
Is To Mark The Centenary Of
The Planting Of
This Avenue Of Oaks
           By
SIDNEY WEBB
       in 1890
Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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