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Birdwood Park Memorial Grove : 19-April-2012
Birdwood Park Memorial Grove : 19-April-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The Birdwood Park Memorial Grove commemorates those who served in World War One. It was officially named "Birdwood Grove"  on the 14th July 1917. 

Towards the end of  World War One, the Reserve became a Memorial Park to commemorate the Shire residents who had served in that conflict. Accordingly it was renamed "Birdwood Park" after the Commanding Officer of the ANZAC Forces. There is a commemorative planting of a small Memorial Avenue of oaks and poplars near the north boundary and scattered Monterey pines mainly on the hill section. In between the Wars, school children would visit the Park on Empire Day and place floral tributes beside the trees. 


Address:Midland Highway, Buninyong, 3357
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.653089
Long: 143.896897
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th July, 1917
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Birdwood Park ( Formerly Hasties Hill ) Memorial Grove 

- Great War 1914 - 18


Source: MA,SKP, VWHI
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au