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 …

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Wallaroo Memorial Avenue

The Wallaroo Memorial Avenue was established circa 1935. Historical information suggests that trees were planted from Jetty Road west continuing along Owen Terrace and Victoria Street to the east. Some of the original trees remain along this route. A renewed Memorial Avenue has since been planted along a disused rail corridor bordered by Owen Terrace …

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Wallaroo Soldiers’ Memorial Avenue

The Wallaroo Soldiers’ Memorial Avenue on Alford Road was established on Saturday 5 August 1944. This was located on Alford Road, Wallaroo, in South Australia. In September 1943, Mr H. A. Wellbey gained Council approval for a tree planting scheme, which would be undertaken by the Wallaroo R.S.A. and Fathers’ Association. “The scheme was the …

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