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Avenue 3 :22-April-2015
Avenue 3 :22-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald / Sandra Brown

An avenue of trees commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

The original Avenue was pulled down as the highway was widened and divided in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The smaller plantation was replanted in 2005. New signage and a flagpole has sinced been placed at the avenue. 

The Avenue was originally in the Shire Of Marong and the official Shire history indicates the Avenue was opened and dedicated in 1924 and a plaque unveiled by the President of the Shire. All of the trees had plaques for the men and women of the Shire who served in World War One, not just Kangaroo Flat residents. All of those plaques were removed during the road widening and are missing. 


Address:Calder Highway, Between View Street and Wesley Street, Kangaroo Flat, 3555
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.800404
Long: 144.242818
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Front Inscription

Kangaroo Flat 
1914  WWI  1918
Avenue of Honour

Plaque : 

This tree slab was part of the original Avenue of Honour planted in memory of the fallen in the Great War.

The current Avenue of Honour was replanted in 2005

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