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The trunks of six of the trees that originally formed the avenue of honour have been preserved and turned into sculptures representing scenes from the World War One period and commemorate those who died or were injured in World War One. 

Sculptures represent a World War One soldier, a wounded soldier with a donkey, a World War One nurse, Simpson helping two wounded soldiers and a family waiting for their father.


Address:Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, 3909
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.881645
Long: 147.981088
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:John Brady


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st May, 1999
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Lakes Entrance Avenue of Honour WWI Memorial Statues were rededicated on May 1, 1999 by the Hon. Peter McGauran  Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation

This project was made possible by the generous support of 

Lakes Entrance Lions                              The Bellevue Motor Inn
Lakes Entrance R.S.L.                              John & Chery Guillot & family
Lakes Entrance Progress Association  June Parsons
The Sculpture Gallery                               J & V. Brady
The East Gippsland Shire Council

Oh, sweet and seemly so to die, indeed,
In the high flush of youth and strength and pride.
These are our martyrs, and their blood the seed of nobler futures.
"Twas for us they died.  Keep we their memory green.

This be their epitaph, "traveller, east or west, go, say at home we heard the trumpet call, and answered.
Now beside the seas we rest.
Our end was happy if our country thrives.
Much was demanded.  Lo ! our store was small.
That which we had we gave - it was our lives."

L. L.

Penned in the trenches at Gallipoli, 1915

Plaque :

In memory of those who fought and died in the Great War 1914 - 1918

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Erected by Lakes Entrance Regional Historical Society
11 November 1998

Inscription in Proximity

These sculptures honour the memory of First World War dead and injured

Please treat them with respect

Lakes Entrance R S L

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