On Friday 30 July 1915, three trees were planted at the Mount Pleasant School by “Mr. Thomson, Mr. Tamblyn (head teacher), an Read more [...]
Place Category: South Australia
The Mount Barker Soldiers Memorial Avenue was established on the 1st of July 1920 to commemorate the local people who served in World War One. This was located on Wellington Road, Mount Barker, in South Australia.The Avenue now exists as a new planting of Magnolia trees along the linear trail through Keith Stephenson Park with each tree representing local serviceperson who lost their lives during WW1, WW2 or the Vietnam War (https://www.jamessexton.com.au/2015/08/17/new-memorial-to-our-fallen/).
In July 1920 a meeting was held to discuss a ‘Soldiers Memorial Avenue’ and it was decided to plant the Avenue from “Mrs Sanders’ on past the hospital” and 250 American Ash trees were purchased from the Mount Gambier nursery for the planting. “SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL AVENUE.” The Mount Barker Courier, 30 July 1920,p. 2 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146430088)
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