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04-October-2021
04-October-2021

Photographs supplied by James Hall

The 26 Oak trees commemorate those who served in World War One.

The original World War One Avenue of Honour was planted in 1917, and the trees were removed in 1982 to allow road widening.  In September 2021, the trees were planted to reinstate the Avenue of Honour.

Location

Address:ANZAC Avenue, Seymour, 3660
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.028439
Long: 145.142792
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-2021
Inscription in Proximity
Cairn Back Inscription:

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

This memorial cairn was erected by the Seymour Sub-Branch of the Returned Service League to replace the original avenue of trees which were planted by the citizens of Seymour in 1917.  Each tree represented a District soldier who enlisted and served in the 1914 - 1918 war.  The carriage-way known then as Old Trawool Road was renamed ANZAC Avenue.

In 1982, to permit road duplication, the avenue of trees was removed, and by the erection of this memorial the Seymour Sub-Branch R.S.L. trust that the history and tradition of ANZAC Avenue will always be preserved.

President : Ralph E. Wilson  Secretary : Ian D. Paterson

Source: MA
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