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The memorial trail was established in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The trail will weave through Anzac Park and end with an archway similar to that of the existing arch at the King Street entrance to the park. 

Circular Head Council’s works team has been levelling out the Smithton park to allow for the Circular Head RSL World War Centenary Committee’s memorial trail project.  The vision, committee member Lizzy Gale said, is to recognise Circular Head veterans and their sacrifices in a reflective space. 

“Our project is to create a living memorial trail by planting an avenue of trees in honour of the World War One soldiers that were killed in action or died of wounds,” Lizzy said. 

An engraved paver will be placed by each tree with the name and service number of the soldier it is dedicated to. Pavers will be placed in alphabetical order. The trail will weave through Anzac Park and end with an archway similar to that of the existing arch at the King Street entrance to the park. 

A plaque will also be placed at the start of the memorial trail listing information on the First World War and Circular Head’s involvement, and a QR code with links to the Australian War Memorial website. 

When the centenary committee formed in 2013, Circular Head recognised 84 veterans who enlisted in the region. As research has continued, the committee now knows of 91 veterans and as such, 91 trees will be planted along the memorial trail. Planting began last week and it is hoped that the project will be unveiled on Remembrance Day on Monday November 11 when the shrubs are blossoming. 

The project is jointly funded with grants from the 2018 Centenary of Armistice Grants Program, the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant Program, Circular Head Council, Circular Head RSL Women’s Auxiliary and the Circular Head RSL Sub Brach Committee. However, the centenary committee still has a shortfall of funds. If you would like to purchase a paver or tree, or make a donation, contact Lizzy Gale on 0428 142 869 or Rod Wells on 0408 522 249. 
Circular Head Chronicle, 27 September 2019. 


Address:King Street, ANZAC Park , Smithton, 7330
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.840261
Long: 145.127819
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:Monday 11th November, 2019
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