Memorial Avenue, Kapunda

Avenue of Honour Address

4 Crase St
South Australia  

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 planted in memory of those who gave their lives in World War II 1939-1945.

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

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