Gallipoli Oak

Small prickly oak trees, known in Australia as Gallipoli Oaks, grow along the ridges and valleys of the Gallipoli peninsula. Acorns were collected by several soldiers during the campaign and sent or brought back to Australia where some were subsequently planted. General (Sir) John Monash wrote to his wife in November 1915: “I am sending in a separate

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New Avenues

Some communities that don’t already have an existing Avenue of Honour are starting to think about creating them.  In places like Willunga in South Australia, local community organisations such as the RSL and National Trust have worked with their Local Council to get new Avenues established in time for the centenary commemorations of World War

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Congratulations to the Moonambel Arts & History Group and the Pyrenees Shire (VIC), for their brilliant restoration in 2015 of their original Avenue of Honour. Those from the local Moonambel community that made the supreme sacrifice during World War 1 are doubly honoured. In addition to their names engraved in the granite memorial, so too

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Bacchus Marsh

There’s a fantastic, interactive website now established for the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour.  The site is a great stepping stone for research about those commemorated for their service during WW1. The opportunity to contribute information, stories and photographs is also a great asset. TREENET’s Avenue of Honour team commends Lee Hopkins and supporters for the

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Avenues in the Geelong area

John Stoward has been a member of Geelong RSL Sub Branch for a number of years and is very interested in attempting to uncover details of Avenues of Honour in the Greater Geelong region of Victoria. In particular John is  attempting to research 21 locations in the region listed in Sarah Cockerell’s 2006 survey. What

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Recognition of Suburban Avenue of Honour

Courtesy of local ‘tree-savvy’ residents and their passion for conserving commemorative street trees in their district, Weinholt Street in the Brisbane suburb of Sherwood now has an addition to its fingerboard street sign: The Weinholt Street Avenue of Honour is lined with the beautiful long lived tree species, Callistemon ‘Dawson River. Typical of species selected for planting in many of

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