Conflict: World War 2

Monteith Trees of Tribute

On Arbor Day, July 1944, Trees of Tribute were planted alongside the Monteith Institute, in Monteith, South Australia, by the school and institute committee “for all the airmen and soldiers enlisted from the settlement” in World War Two. (“News From Rural Centres” The Advertiser, 22 July 1941, p. 5. <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45015295>) Can you help to find out …

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Goodwood Oval Memorial Trees

Goodwood Oval, previously known as Goodwood Recreation Ground, has had many separate tree-plantings over the years to commemorate soldiers who served in World War One and World War Two. On different occasions, trees were planted by local school children, Druids, and the Forestville Hockey Club. The first planting of memorial trees occurred on Friday 1 …

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Belvidere Memorial Grove

Sixteen Aleppo Pines were planted at Belvidere, at the junction of Milang and Langhorne Creek Roads, on Saturday the 1st of July, 1944, in honour of the local men who served in World War Two. The relatives of the men planted the trees and shared afternoon tea in the Belvidere Hall afterwards (“Tree-planting Ceremony at …

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Memorial Avenue, Kapunda

The Memorial Avenue in Kapunda, also called Kidman Avenue, was established in 1944 to commemorate the local people who lost their lives serving in World War Two. This Avenue was planted with Golden Rain Trees (Koelreuteria paniculata) along Clare Road in Kapunda, South Australia. A plaque near the beginning of the Avenue reads: Memorial Avenue …

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Stanley Flat Trees of Tribute

At 2.30pm on Friday the 30th of August 1940, the Stanley Flat Trees of Tribute were planted to commemorate the local men who served in World War Two. The Avenue was planted with Claret Ash trees and various shrubs, and is located along Stradbrooke Road, Stanley Flat, in South Australia. A working bee was held …

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Moonta Avenue of Honour

The Moonta Avenue of Honour was established on the 25th of July 1947, with additional planting on the 11th of June 1948, to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. Originally 24 trees were planted along Blanche Terrace in Moonta: 12 Jacaranda trees were planted in 1947 and 12 Poplar trees planted …

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Minnipa Avenue of Honour

The Minnipa Avenue of Honour was established on the 20th August 1940 to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. This is located on Clive Street in Minnipa, South Australia. “Following the planting of a dozen trees in the various streets, a tree presented by Mrs. G. Williams was planted opposite the …

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Nunji Trees of Tribute, Nunjikompita

The Nunji Trees of Tribute was planted on the 16th of August 1941 to commemorate the local soldiers serving in World War Two. This is located Nunji Siding, Nungi Road, Nunjikompita, in South Australia. The following excerpt is from the West Coast Sentinal newspaper, “NUNJI TREES OF TRIBUTE” (12 September 1941, p. 6. <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168356334>.) NUNJI TREES …

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Tea Tree Gully Memorial Drive

The Tea Tree Gully Memorial Drive was opened in January 1950 by Premier Thomas Playford to commemorate the local people who served in World War One and World War Two (“Premier opens Gully memorial” The Mail, 28 January 1950, p. 41). This avenue of honour was planted with a double row of Aleppo Pine trees either …

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Soldiers Memorial Park, Keith

Soldiers Memorial Park was originally established in 1916 to plant trees in memory of those who served in World War One. Trees were also planted in 1918. Additional trees were planted at a later date in memory of those who served in World War Two. This Avenue of Honour is located along Heritage Street and …

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Mantung Avenue of Honour

The Mantung Avenue of Honour commemorates the local people from Mantung, Mercunda, and Maggea districts who served their country and is located on Clark Street, Mantung, in South Australia. The Avenue was unveiled on the 25th of April 2015.  Each pine tree is dedicated to an individual with a plaque noting their name, service number, …

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Brooklyn Park Boulevard of Honour

The Brooklyn Park Boulevard of Honour was planted in 1995 to commemorate fifty years since the end of World War Two. This Avenue of Honour is located on Sir Donald Bradman Drive, in Brooklyn Park, South Australia. 227 mostly London Plane (Platanus x hispanica) and some Celtis trees were planted. The Boulevard was established as …

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Urrbrae Avenue of Honour

The Urrbrae Avenue of Honour was established to commemorate World War One. This Avenue of Honour is a single row of Bhutan Cypress trees located in the Urrbrae Agricultural High School grounds, at Cross Road, in Urrbrae, South Australia.In 1951 the trees were transplanted to current location along the internal boundary fence to the school …

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Fairfield Honour Avenue

The Fairfield Honour Avenue was established Before 1921 to commemorate World War 1, World War 2, Korean Campaign Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Post Vietnam. This Honour Avenue is located Anzac Avenue (opp intersection of Vine & Lawson Streets) Fairfield, in Ne

Port MacDonnell

In 1940 ‘Trees of Tribute’ were planted in Port MacDonnell to commemorate “every man who enlists on active service”. The park was officially opened by the Member for the district, Mr J Fletcher, on September 2 1940 (1940 ‘”TREES OF TRIBUTE” AT PORT MACDONNELL’, Border Watch, 3 September, p. 2.). In 2003 the Grant Council …

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