Circular Head Christian School War Memorial Garden
The Circular Head Christian School at Smithton, willingly contributes to the vigorous community activity and sentiment, for honouring the war service and sacrifice of enlistees, from the Circular Head district.
A feature of the schools progressive education, is the LED program (Learn, Explore, Discover) for its Grade 9 students. Supported by teachers enthusiastic about history, and the school’s ground staff, the 14 & 15 year old researchers embarked on a project, to put a human face to WW2 service personnel, from the Circular Head region, who became Prisoners of War (POWs) and subsequently perished.
Some of the individuals honoured in this way, are relatives of families that still live in the district. Enormous support has also been provided by the Circular Head RSL Sub-branch.
The sample images below are the result of the students’ impressive endeavours to date. These images form a commemorative panel which adorns the honour wall of the raised garden bed. The garden also features commemorative Rosemary shrubs and Rose bushes.
The POW project is only the first stage, of further development planned for the memorial garden. Congratulations to all involved.
Images taken from the memorial garden’s honour wall. Glenn Williams
TREENET’s Avenues of Honour project is a national initiative to document, preserve, promote and reinstate the original Avenues of Honour and to establish new commemorative trees, comemmorating Australia’s war service encompasing plantings from Boer War, WW1, WW2 and all subsequent conflicts.