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An avenue of trees was planted to commemorate those who served in World War One. 

On the 19th August, 2018,  a ceremony was held to commemorate the centenary of the planting of the avenue. Rosemary bushes were planted by Kempton Primary School pupils at the entrance to the avenue and a commemorative plaque was unveiled.  New signage articulating the narrative of the trees and their linkage to the World War One Memorial Clock Tower in front of the Council Chambers was made possible by a very generous donation from a member of the Kempton Community.  

The residents of Kempton gathered together last week to plant an avenue of trees along the principal street in the town to the memory of the soldiers who have gone from there. A busy scene was enacted, when men, women, and children engaged in the work. An engine, lent by Mr. Goodwin, was used for cutting the timber into the required length. The work could not be completed owing to the shortage of timber. It is expected that about thirty trees will be planted.
Mercury (Hobart), 22 August 1918.



Address:Memorial Avenue, Kempton, 7030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.540791
Long: 147.204821
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:August-1918
Front Inscription
          Centenary of Planting
          Memorial Avenue Trees
                  1918 -2018

We the community acknowledge with respect
the sacrifices that were made by our courageous men &
women that we may live in a free country
        — Lest we Forget —
          19th August 2018
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au