Goodwood Avenue of Honour

Avenue of Honour Address

Goodwood Rd
South Australia  

The Goodwood Avenue of Honour was established in 1938 to commemorate the local people who served in World War One. This is located on Goodwood Road, Goodwood, in South Australia.

A newspaper article of the time states that an Avenue of Honour was planted in 1938 on Goodwood Road in the ‘Garden Suburb’ (now known as Colonel Light Gardens) and a Queensland Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus) was planted in honour of the Unknown Soldier. The trees were planted as part of Arbor Day and the students from Colonel Light Gardens schools were in attendance. An Acacia Tree was also planted in the ‘public school yard’ (IN HONOR OF WAR DEAD, 1938, July 15,  News, p. 7).

On Friday 1 August 1919 children from Goodwood Primary School planted trees around the Goodwood Recreation Ground in honour of the soldiers from the school (ARBOR DAY AT GOODWOOD, 1919, August 5. The Advertiser, p. 10)

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