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Place Category: South Australia
In 1940 ‘Trees of Tribute’ were planted in Port MacDonnell to commemorate “every man who enlists on active service”. The park was officially opened by the Member for the district, Mr J Fletcher, on September 2 1940 (1940 ‘”TREES OF TRIBUTE” AT PORT MACDONNELL’, Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 – 1954), 3 September, p. 2. , viewed 10 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article78101905_).
In 2003 the Grant Council removed the remaining 11 Norfolk Pines stating they were a “safety hazard and nuisance” (6 June 2003, Council to Remove Trees Tribute, ABC News, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2003-06-06/council-to-remove-trees-tribute/1865938).
The Port MacDonnell Memorial walk consists of a single sided row of trees and is now located at Sea Parade, Port MacDonnell, South Australia, to commemorate the local men who served in WW2. The trees have individual plaques and the sign marking the beginning of the walk reads, “District Council of Grant – Memorial Walk – The plaques beneath these trees are dedicated to the memory of men from this District who died at sea, on land, in the air and as prisoners of war during World War Two.”
More information and photographs can be found at the Virtual War Memorial of Australia website https://vwma.org.au/explore/memorials/4948
Along the foreshore (southern side) of Sea Parade.
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
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Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)* Species (modified):
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)* Plaques:
All trees have individual plaques.