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The gardens were originally a park which was created in 1841.   After the end of World War One, the park was dedicated as the Soldiers Memorial Gardens to commemorate those from the District who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary in 2015, a special area of the garden was created to remember the ANZACS. 

At the invitation of leading residents of Strathalbyn Mr. J. F. Bailey, the Director of the Botanic Garden, visited the town last week to confer with representatives of the municipal council and others respecting the best means of improving the locality known as the "Peninsula" to make it a permanent place of beauty as a soldiers' memorial park. Mr. Bailey inspected the "Peninsula," and was delighted with its natural beauty. It lends itself to improvement, which would make it one of the beauty spots in the State. He suggested planting flowering trees and shrubs, building rockeries, &c.
Daily Herald (Adelaide), 28 January 1919.


Address:Sunter Street, Strathalbyn, 5255
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.257581
Long: 138.891404
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

100 Years

Remember the ANZACS


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au