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The Avenue of Honour commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. The avenue of Moreton Bay Figs runs from Jetty Road to Hay Flat Road. 

Funding was received through the Saluting Their Service Grants Program to install interpretive signage in Norman Reserve to provide information on Normanville’s First World War ‘Living Avenue of Honour.’

The community and the District Council of Yankalilla are moving as one with the recognition and establishment of the Normanville World War I Avenue of Honour.

Former Mayor and now councillor Glen Rowlands moved at the October council meeting that council supports the recognition of the Normanville WW1 Avenue of Honour and approves the Lions Club of Yankalilla, Yankalilla RSL and Yankalilla Historical Society placing a large interpretive, coloured sign on the brick structure in Robert Norman Reserve.

Council will also assist and provide letters of support for any grant funding application associated with the Normanville WW1 Avenue of Honour and commits to a contribution of up to $1000 to support any grant application requiring financial contribution.

Cr Rowlands had the full support of fellow elected members.

The avenue of Morton Bay Figs runs from Jetty Road to Hay Flat Road. This plantation had a chequered start with many of the original 19 trees planted not surviving and needing to be replanted.

A total of eight trees remain.

Mr Rowlands said this was a way council could support the recognition of men from the local district that enlisted and served in World War One.

Towards the end of 2020, the Lions Club had Glenn Williams from Treenet as their guest speaker. Glenn spoke about significant avenue of trees, using the Ballarat Avenue of Honour as an example and how they have been recognised by many.
The Times On the Coast News (SA), 28 October 2021.


Address:Jetty Road , Normanville, 5204
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.445186
Long: 138.314415
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
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au