The Tea Tree Gully Memorial Drive was opened in January 1950 by Premier Thomas Playford to commemorate the local people who served in World War One and World War Two (“Premier opens Gully memorial” The Mail, 28 January 1950, p. 41). This avenue of honour was planted with a double row of Aleppo Pine trees either side of the roadway and a memorial archway with two brass plaques inscribed with the names of local servicemen of World War I and World War II, was erected (Tea Tree Gully Township Heritage Study Report 1980). Bronze plaques bearing soldiers names were in place at the base of the trees up to early 1970s. Plaques have since been lost or stolen.
According to the Tea Tree Gully Precinct Plan 2012, the Memorial Drive “avenue of honor tree planting is heritage listed and an important cultural asset”.
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