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An avenue of trees was planted to commemorate the fallen and an obelisk was also erected as part of the Avenue in memory of those from the district who lost their lives in World War One. The obelisk has been moved several times since 1925 and was relocated back to its original position at the corner of Alexandra Parade and Bridge Street in 2017. 

The trees were planted north of the bridge in Molesworth Street and included Winterton and Alexander Parades. Approximately 20 trees silky oak trees remain in Winterton Parade. Some of the trees were replaced in 2004 and none of the original plaques remain. 

In pursuance of a request from the public meeting of Lismore citizens, the Lismore Council proposes to plant a memorial grove of trees in Molesworth-street, North Lismore, in memory of soldiers from the Lismore Municipality who fell in the great war. The council would be pleased to receive the names and particulars of fallen soldiers from relatives or friends. The cost of planting a tree, complete with guard, is estimated at 35s, and it is suggested that there may be many who would like to participate in this matter and assist the council by contributing the cost of one tree. 
Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 19 June 1924.  

A meeting of subscribers and others interested in the proposed Lismore fallen soldiers' memorial grove was held at the Council Chambers last night. Mr. B. Muldoon presided, and others in attendance were Messrs. S. Strong, W. F. Oakes, T. Winterton, E. A. Thompson, J. F. O'Flynn, D. J. Jolly, T. F. Milgate, D. Watson, W. Longley, T. Richardson, J. C. O'Meara (secretary), Lt.-Colonel F. J. Board, Major R. Mc.K. Fraser, and Mrs. F. W. Lance. Mr. Muldoon explained that the meeting was the outcome of the meeting held the previous Wednesday which had not been in a position to come to any decision. In reply to the committee's request for information on the memorial grove question, the town clerk wrote stating, that the grove, when completed, would contain 126 trees, of which 91 had been paid for. Sixteen more trees were required to complete, the grove, but no more would be planted this year, as the season for planting had passed. The total cost of each tree was £1 10s 8d.
Excerpt from Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 1 October 1925.


Address:Winterton & Alexandra Parades, North Lismore, 2480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.798207
Long: 153.281617
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th November, 1925
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On obelisk :

[ Names ]

The Great War

1914  1919

Obelisk unveiled by Sir Dudley De Chair Governor of New South Wales when dedicating this Avenue of Memorial Trees to  those fallen soldiers whose names are hereon engraved

Novr. 20th 1925.

Robert Brewster, Mayor

Source: MA
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