State: South Australia

Monteith Trees of Tribute

On Arbor Day, July 1944, Trees of Tribute were planted alongside the Monteith Institute, in Monteith, South Australia, by the school and institute committee “for all the airmen and soldiers enlisted from the settlement” in World War Two. (“News From Rural Centres” The Advertiser, 22 July 1941, p. 5. <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45015295>) Can you help to find out …

Monteith Trees of Tribute Read More »

Addison Road, Hove

Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria heterophylla) were the species of choice, in the establishment of the Addison Road, Hove, Trees of Tribute honour avenue for WW2 servicemen from the Glenelg, Brighton and Marion districts.  The trees were presumably planted sometime in late August/early September 1941, after initial arrangements for the planting ceremony on Friday 22nd August …

Addison Road, Hove Read More »

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 trees occurred on Friday 1 …

Goodwood Oval Memorial Trees Read More »

Mylor War Memorial

The War Memorial Site The Mylor War Memorial was originally established to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in WW1 and unveiled on Saturday 25th February 1922. Exhibiting the same post WW1 resolve and community spirit of earlier generations, inspired by the Mylor History Group and supported by the Mylor …

Mylor War Memorial Read More »

Belvidere Memorial Grove

Sixteen Aleppo Pines were planted at Belvidere, at the junction of Milang and Langhorne Creek Roads, on Saturday the 1st of July, 1944, in honour of the local men who served in World War Two. The relatives of the men planted the trees and shared afternoon tea in the Belvidere Hall afterwards (“Tree-planting Ceremony at …

Belvidere Memorial Grove Read More »

Chandada Trees of Tribute

The Chandada Trees of Tribute was established on the 16th of August 1940 to commemorate the local people who enlisted in World War Two. This is located Streaky Bay – Poochera Highway at the Inkster Road Intersection, in Chandada, South Australia. The newspaper, The West Coast Sentinel reported that on 16 August 1940 an ‘Arbor …

Chandada Trees of Tribute Read More »

Nunji Trees of Tribute, Nunjikompita

The Nunji Trees of Tribute was planted on the 16th of August 1941 to commemorate the local soldiers serving in World War Two. This is located Nunji Siding, Nungi Road, Nunjikompita, in South Australia. The following excerpt is from the West Coast Sentinal newspaper, “NUNJI TREES OF TRIBUTE” (12 September 1941, p. 6. <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168356334>.) NUNJI TREES …

Nunji Trees of Tribute, Nunjikompita Read More »

Ceduna Soldiers Memorial Park

Ceduna Soldiers Memorial Park In March 1945 the local Country Women’s Association (CWA) branch discussed planting ‘trees of tribute’ to commemorate the local men and women who served in World War One and World War Two. In 1946 the The Advertiser newspaper reported that 226 trees had been planted by the Ceduna CWA in Tribute …

Ceduna Soldiers Memorial Park Read More »

Memorial Avenue, Kapunda

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 …

Memorial Avenue, Kapunda Read More »

Stanley Flat Trees of Tribute

At 2.30pm on Friday the 30th of August 1940, the Stanley Flat Trees of Tribute were planted to commemorate the local men who served in World War Two. The Avenue was planted with Claret Ash trees and various shrubs, and is located along Stradbrooke Road, Stanley Flat, in South Australia. A working bee was held …

Stanley Flat Trees of Tribute Read More »

Stone Hut Avenue of Honour

The Stone Hut Avenue of Honour was established to commemorate World War One and World War Two. This single row of nine trees, each with a memorial plaque dedicated to a local serviceman, is next to the Soldiers Memorial Hall located on Borthwick Street, Stone Hut, in South Australia. Can you help to find out …

Stone Hut Avenue of Honour Read More »

Kadina Memorial Avenue

The Kadina Memorial Avenue was established in 1984 as a double row of Eucalyptus trees. This Avenue of Honour is located at the corner of Adelaide Road and Thomas Plains Road Kadina, in South Australia. A large stone with plaque states ‘Memorial avenue planted by students of Kadina Memorial High School 1984 to mark the …

Kadina Memorial Avenue 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 called Billy Goat Flat into …

Swansea Park, Wallaroo Read More »

Moonta Avenue of Honour

The Moonta Avenue of Honour was established on the 25th of July 1947, with additional planting on the 11th of June 1948, to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. Originally 24 trees were planted along Blanche Terrace in Moonta: 12 Jacaranda trees were planted in 1947 and 12 Poplar trees planted …

Moonta Avenue of Honour Read More »

Minnipa Avenue of Honour

The Minnipa Avenue of Honour was established on the 20th August 1940 to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. This is located on Clive Street in Minnipa, South Australia. “Following the planting of a dozen trees in the various streets, a tree presented by Mrs. G. Williams was planted opposite the …

Minnipa Avenue of Honour Read More »

Mount Pleasant Memorial Avenue

The Mount Pleasant Memorial Avenue was established in 1934 to commemorate the local soldiers who lost their lives in World War One. The Avenue was planted with 12 Cypress Pine (Callitris spp.) donated by Dr Cowling in memory of the the local soldiers of the district who lost their lives during World War One. In …

Mount Pleasant Memorial Avenue Read More »

Verdun Avenue of Honour

The Verdun Avenue of Honour was established to commemorate WW2. This Avenue of Honour is located Onkaparinga Valley Rd Verdun, in South Australia Australia. FURTHER DETAILS Between Grivell Rd and Beaumonts Rd. Double row of trees planted either side of

Tailem Bend

The Tailem Bend was established 2016 to commemorate WW1. This is located Railway Terrace Tailem Bend, in South Australia Australia. FURTHER DETAILS

Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace Avenues of Honour (the Avenues)

Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace Avenues of Honour (the Avenues) were established on Saturday the 19th of July 1919 to commemorate the 600 to 700 soldiers that enlisted in World War One from the Burnside district (SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL AVENUES. (1919, July 19). The Advertiser, p. 10). The Avenues are located on Alexandra Ave and Prescott Terrace …

Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace Avenues of Honour (the Avenues) Read More »

Soldiers Memorial Park, Keith

Soldiers Memorial Park was originally established in 1916 to plant trees in memory of those who served in World War One. Trees were also planted in 1918. Additional trees were planted at a later date in memory of those who served in World War Two. This Avenue of Honour is located along Heritage Street and …

Soldiers Memorial Park, Keith 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 of Aleppo Pine trees either …

Tea Tree Gully Memorial Drive Read More »

Pinnaroo Avenue of Honour

The Pinnaroo Avenue of Honour was established to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. This Avenue of Honour may be located on Mann Street, Pinnaroo, in South Australia. It is noted that the trees may be in Portion of Section 257 Township of Pinnaroo and forming part of the Soldiers Memorial …

Pinnaroo Avenue of Honour Read More »