Tag: World War 1

  • Goodwood Oval Memorial Trees

    Goodwood Oval, previously known as Goodwood Recreation Ground, has had many separate tree-plantings over the years to commemorate soldiers who served in World War One and World War Two. On different occasions, trees were planted by local school children, Druids, and the Forestville Hockey Club. The first planting of memorial Read more [...]

  • Mount Pleasant School Memorial Trees

    On Friday 30 July 1915, three trees were planted at the Mount Pleasant School by “Mr. Thomson, Mr. Tamblyn (head teacher), and Miss Stibbles (assistant teacher), in memory of two old scholars—Privates A. H. Bax and E. H. Jenzen—and General Birdwood, who were killed with the Australians on the Gallipoli Read more [...]

  • Renmark Avenue of Honour

    After public calls for donations towards the cost of palm trees, an avenue of Washingtonia filifera (Cotton Palm) was planted on 11th September 1915, along the banks of the Murray River adjacent to Murray Avenue. “The dual purpose of the tree was to beautify the town and commemorate the brave Read more [...]

  • Willunga Memorial Avenue

    This was the site of the original plantings of Pinus radiata (formerly P. insignis) undertaken on Arbor day the 20th of August 1915 to commemorate the men of the district serving in WW1. It was located on the western side of St Andrew’s Terrace, Willunga, in South Australia. In 1952 Read more [...]

  • Willunga Avenue of Honour

    The Willunga Avenue of Honour commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli landing with the planting of 100 trees as a living memorial to local servicemen, servicewomen and their families. It is located on the corner of Victor Harbor and Aldinga roads Willunga, in South Australia. The Avenue of Honour is Read more [...]

  • Swansea Park, Wallaroo

    On Saturday July 30, 1938, a group of Wallaroo residents planted the first of many trees which were to become Swansea Park. They did so with the support of the Wallaroo Council and the Wallaroo RSA. They were motivated by a desire to convert a dusty patch of land they Read more [...]

  • Tea Tree Gully Memorial Drive

    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 Read more [...]

  • Plympton Avenue of Honour

    The Plympton Avenue of Honour was planted with Claret Ash trees to commemorate World War One. This is located along Anzac Highway (between Richmond Road and Tapleys Hill Road), in Plympton, South Australia. Can you help to find out more? Does the avenue/commemoration planting still exist? Who is commemorated? (if Read more [...]

  • Regency Park Avenue of Honour

    The Regency Park Avenue of Honour was planted in 1992 and 2003 to commemorate the local people who served in World War One. This Avenue is a double of row of Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata) located along Regency Road, in Regency Park, South Australia. Can you help to find out Read more [...]