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Place Category: South Australia
The Kidman Avenue in Kapunda was established to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. This Avenue was planted with Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) along Clare Road in Kapunda, South Australia.
According to the newspaper, The Chronicle, on Arbor Day 1944, named Kidman Avenue, the trees were planted along Clare Road. “Lady Kidman gave the funds to cover the cost of the planting. Trees were planted by Lady Kidman, Mr and Mrs Walter Kidmna, Mrs Ayres, Miss Will and the high school children” (COUNTRY NEWS” Chronicle 20 July 1944: 2. Web. 30 Apr 2020 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92806641).
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Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)