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The grove of trees commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One. The trees were planted on Arbor Day 1917 and a plaque was unveiled in the grove on the 14th December 1918. 

On Saturday afternoon at the Scott's Creek school a memorial, a tribute from the scholars to the old boys who have enlisted, was unveiled in the presence of a large assembly by Mr. G. H. Laffer, M.P. It is constructed of metal, and bears an inscription. It stands in the Soldiers' Grove of pines, planted Arbor Day, 1917. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Laffer, W. Nicholls, C. J. Hill, and A. Chiles. 
Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 December 1918.


Address:Scott Creek Road, Scott Creek Primary School , Scott Creek, 5153
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.056185
Long: 138.706714
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th August, 1917
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Our Boys Grove

Planted to honor the heroes of our School who nobly fought for King and Empire in the Great War



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