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The plaque commemorates the Kurrajong Trees which were originally planted by the Municipal Council to commemorate  those from the District in World War One. The trees were removed in 2018 due to damage being caused to the road. 

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled in memory of the kurrajong trees which were removed from Dandaloo Street in Narromine. The avenue of trees were initially planted by Narromine Municipal Council in 1917 to honour servicemen from Narromine who had served in the First World War.

"The kurrajong trees on the northern side of the railway were removed in 1934-35 by the Department of Main Roads as part of major road improvements," Narromine Shire Council general manager Jane Redden said.

"In 2018, the kurrajong trees on the southern side of the railway line were removed and replaced with the manchurian pear trees, a much more suitable street tree, as part of the main street enhancement program.

Ms Redden said the kurrajong trees had caused a number of issues for local residents, such as roots lifting bitumen, interfering with the kerb and gutter along the street, the untidy falling of seed pods, and potential problems with water pipes and drainage.
Daily Liberal (NSW), 1 October 2020. 

Steady progress is being made in planting the avenue of trees in Dandsloo-st., in honor of the men from the district who have gone to the front. The existing tree guards have been removed from the centre of the street. The trees are to be planted 44 feet apart. 
Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent (NSW),
Tuesday 17 July 1917.



Address:Dandaloo Street, Narromine , 2821
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.233382
Long: 148.239439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-2020
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au