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Yellow Box trees (Eucalyptus melliodora), originally planted in 1991, were replanted in 2005 to provide a living memory and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific.




Address:Federal Highway, RAAF Memorial Grove, Majura, 2609
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.211571
Long: 149.190164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:15-August-1945
Actual Event End Date:15-August-2005


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2005
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Yellow Box - Eucalyptus melliodora
"They grow through adversity to make this a special place" 

Original planting 23 March 1991 by: 
Air Marshall David Evans AC AO DSO AFC 
Group Captain Jim Huet  OC RAAF Fairburn
Colin Fereday MID OAM RAAF Assoc - ACT 

These endangered trees from the Canberra Region symbolise both the ability to grow through adversity and the strong links established between the 
National Capital Authority,
RAAF Fairbairn,
Canberra International Airport, 
Snowy Mountains Engineering,
Urban Contractors,
Department of Defence - Airforce HQ,
Defence Housing Authority,
Canberra Horticulture, 
Lions Club Belconnen,
A1 Plaques Australia,
ACT Government - Urban Services, and the RAAF Assocation 

In developing this memorial grove for all who served in the Royal Australian Air Force in peace and war. 

Their service is our heritage

Replanted to provide "A living memorial" and dedicated to commemorate the 60th anniversary Victory Pacific Day

"Lest We Forget" 

 August 2005 


Source: MA
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