Mapping the Avenues

We know of at least 570 Avenues of Honour spread across Australia. You can see them all on this interactive Google Map.  Please note that the map may take a little while to load, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

Some Avenues go back as early as the Boer War of 1899-1902, but the vast majority were planted before and after the First World War of 1914-1918. The Avenues of Honour Project is identifying and documenting all existing and lost Avenues of Honour and the people and events they commemorate. With the help of people around the country we have begun to compile a definitive record of each Avenue, even those which have been lost or which are currently in disrepair. Our goal is to ensure that every Australian who has fallen in war is commemorated with a tree within a thriving and well maintained Avenue of Honour. In the next five years we will be working with local communities to rediscover, restore or to replant Avenues of Honour around the country as part of the commemoration of the Anzac Centenary and the 100th anniversary of World War I.

You can help by telling us about the Avenues that you know about. The national map shows some of the information we have gathered on more than 570 Avenues. Can you tell us more?  Can you fill in any missing details? Do you have photographs or other artefacts to share?  Do you have a personal connection to the people commemorated or those who establaished and maintained the Avenue?

Are you interested in helping with our research on individual Avenues or on the Australians they commemorate and the people who planted them?  If you are, please contact us by email to share what you know.

2 thoughts on “Mapping the Avenues

  1. Leanne Foster

    According to the timeline on the Edenhope History website, the Edenhope War Memorial was established in 1922. The same year an avenue of elm trees was planted in Amos Avenue near the memorial, running from Elizabeth St to Lake St. The trees are still standing today, but I believe their has been some concern about their condition at times. I am unsure as to whether they were planted for individual soldiers as they have no plaques or markings. I think there would have been more soldiers lost from the town th.an the number of trees planted in this street. I can send photos if you wish.

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    1. editor

      Thank you for the information. We were not aware of any avenue at Edenhope and we would be delighted to add your trees if they really are a dedicated avenue. We would very much like to see photos and would be interested in any other information you could provide.
      Regards, The AoH Team

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