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The monument marks the completion of the Pioneer Avenue, now called Heritage (Midland) Highway. The avenue from Launceston to Hobart was commenced in 1935 to commemorate Tasmanian pioneers.

"At its inception, the pioneer celebrations executive decided that one of the memorials to the centenary pioneers of Tasmania should be an avenue of trees extending from Launceston to Hobart," says the pioneer celebrations executive in a statement issued yesterday.

"Thanks to the executive, the Fifty Thousand League, which set up this executive and stood behind it with guarantees of effective support, Messrs. J. A., W. A., and E. Walker, who donated the trees, and the Government, which had the foresight and enterprise to actively co-operate by finding necessary labour from unemployment funds, the 120 miles memorial avenue extending from Launceston to the capital will become an accomplished fact. The work of planting was commenced last week."
Examiner (Launceston), 31st July 1935


Address:Midland Highway , St Peters Pass, Oatlands, 7120
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.242521
Long: 147.404403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th September, 1970
Front Inscription

To mark the completion of the Pioneer Avenue between Hobart & Launceston 

Commenced 1935 

And the work of members of the Pioneer Executive.

Unveiled by the Minister for Tourism Hon. K. O. Lyons MHA

12 September 1970

Source: ACPH, MA
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