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02-February-2022
02-February-2022

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers
The Avenue of Honour commemorates those who served in World War One.

Location

Address:Diggers Drive, Kalinga Park, Kalinga, 4030
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.407373
Long: 153.052005
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

Front Inscription

Sign :

Kalinga Memorial Park

World War I `Avenues of Honour`

Diggers Drive was constructed by returned soldiers between 1920 and 1923 to lessen the extent of unemployment and distress among returned servicemen and their familes.  In all, 83 returned soldiers were employed and their work included the planting of trees that lined Diggers Drive.

Many of the plantings were lost over the years through flooding events.  The Flame tree and Black Bean tree near the entrance gates are considered to be the only surviving remnants of the original plantings.  In 1952, Brisbane City Coucnil planted a second gerneation of Tallowwood trees (Eucalyptus microcorys) to replace the trees that had been lost.  In 2017, 108 Tallowwood trees were planted to reinstate the Avenue of Honour.

This avenue in Kalinga Park was rededicated on 21 August 2019 by Councillor David McLachlan - Councillor for Hamilton Ward.

Lest We Forget

 

Left Side Inscription

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Source: MA
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