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An avenue of two hundred and eighty-six trees was originally planted to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One. The avenue was planted in 1918 by the families of the men and women from the former Shire of Creswick. A cairn was unveiled and the Avenue was rededicated on the 11th November 2000. 

An obelisk lists the names of the men and women and their individual trees on the East and West side of the road.  A new granite obelisk listing the names and tree numbers was unveiled on the 11th November 2017. 

The Kingston Avenue of Honour is now home to a new granite obelisk. The monument lists the names and tree numbers of the 289 people commemorated at the avenue.  The project, organised by Kingston Friends of the Avenue Incorporated, aimed to help visitors locate individual trees. Kingston Friends of the Avenue Incorporated chairman Ed Murphy said trees in the avenue were originally allocated on a random basis, so it had always been difficult for visitors to locate the tree belonging to their relative or ancestor.

A $6000 grant from the Victorian government funded the obelisk. Meanwhile, a $2000 community grant from the Hepburn Shire provided funding for an interpretive sign, which explains how to read the obelisk. 
The Advocate (Vic), 22 November 2017. 

Note: The Avenue is now known as the Kingston Avenue of Honour. The former Shire of Creswick was centred at Kingston. Kingston is now part of the Hepburn Shire. 



Address:Kingston & Alcorns Roads, Kingston, 3364
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.392532
Long: 143.950361
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th August, 1918
Front Inscription


Information Plaque:
Australian Commonwealth
Military Forces 

In 1918 the community of the rural
Shire of Creswick, centred at Kingston,
planted this Avenue of Honour.
It commemorates the men and women
from the Shire who served their country
during World War 1 (1914 - 1918).

Names are listed alphabetically
on the granite obelisk, with the tree
number beside each name.
Numbering of the 286 elm trees
commences at the northern end of the
Avenue at the Monument,
on the edge of the Kingston township.   

Tree numbers extend southwards
towards the Midland Highway. 

Trees with a W before the number 
are to be found on the Western side
of the Avenue (this side). 
Trees with an E before the number,
are to be found on the Eastern side
of the Avenue (opposite side). 


This Plaque Commemorates 
281 Men And Women From The Shire Of Creswick
Who Enlisted In World War I.
This Cairn Was Unveiled And
The Avenue Re-Dedicated By 
Hon Michael Ronaldson 
M.P Member For Ballarat
On Nov. 11th 2000.
Lest We Forget

Inscription in Proximity
Kingston 1918     Lest We Forget
Source: MA,SLV,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au