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"Monash" Avenue of Honour : 02-January-2013
"Monash" Avenue of Honour : 02-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

An Avenue of Honour known as "Monash Avenue", defined by rows of Maple and Ash trees along Beaufort Crescent, was planted by the North Progress Association between 1916 and 1917 to commemorate those serving in World War One.

These trees, together with the row of Elms in Creswick Road, Pin Oaks on the east side of Baird Street and the mix of Plane, Elm and Ash trees in Macarthur Street contribute to the historical significance of the area.  The avenue was officially named in 1918.  

Monash avenue, along the Creswick road from Ballarat North, was officially named by Lady Peacock, who expressed the hope that next season's planting would be started at the Creswick end, and that the avenue would thus link up with Ballarat.
Argus (Melbourne), 3 September 1918. 


Address:Beaufort Crescent, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.549036
Long: 143.852842
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1918
Source: VWHI, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au