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The Avenue of Honour was re-instated in 2019 to mark the centenary of the Armistice which ended the fighting in World War One.  Twenty-three advanced gum trees, accompanied by a sandstone plinth and brass plaque, identifies each soldier.

With extra funding from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Tasmanian artist Folko Kooper was commissioned to create a memorial sculpture to complement the re-instated Soldier’s Avenue. Folko’s sculpture incorporates the shape of an inverted rifle butt, honouring both the fallen members of the Rifle Club and the cessation of hostilities.

Members of the Bellerive Rifle Club chose this location to erect a Soldiers’ Avenue of Honour, planting the first trees in September 1918. During the course of time, most of these trees were lost to urbanisation.



Address:Quarry Road, Waverley Flora Park, Mornington, 7018
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.867729
Long: 147.382917
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th November, 2019
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au