A plantation of mixed tree species, predominantly Wallangarra White Gum (Eucalyptus scoparia), set in uniform rows to create a memorial grove, was originally established on the 17th April 1994, to honour the sacrifice of Inverell and districts’ servicemen, serving with the 2nd AIF during WW2 and those serving in Vietnam.
The trees were donated by a passionate member of the community, Mr Arthur T. Daley, who instigated and supervised the project.
Students from the McIntyre High School, Inverell, assisted with the planting of the trees.
Name plaques and watering system materials to help establish the newly planted trees were donated by the Inverell RSL Sub-branch.
The Memorial Grove was officially opened by Mr Bruce Robson, President of the Inverell RSL Sub-branch.
Located within the grounds of the Inverell Pioneer Village, (Tingha Road, Inverell), it is fitting this living memorial, dedicated to individuals killed in action, is set behind the Inverell RSL Museum building.
Inside the Museum is a special Honour Roll Board, duplicating 78 plaques, as originally attached to each tree in the memorial grove.
CLICK HERE to view the pictorial Honour Roll of trees and associated plaques within the Memorial Grove
New South Wales War Memorial Register
View Inverell’s WW1 Kurrajong Parade Avenue of Honour