Footscray Avenue of Honour Monument Back to Search

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Details

Location Corner of Ballarat Rd and Mills Close Footscray, Footscray, Maribyrnong - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The ceremonial terrace has a series of interlocking concrete plinths that support 225 original memorial plaques from the Geelong Road Avenue of Honour.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

` Keeping forever in our minds the memory of men and women who, in the flower of their youth, gave their lives so that we might continue to live in peace and freedom `.
City of Footscray dedication program for the Avenue of Honour, 2 August 1947

The Avenue of Honour

Ash trees in rows four deep were planted along the area`s Memorial Avenue of Honour, with each plaque set in the kerb opposite a tree. The planting of the Avenue followed a public appeal to raise £3,500 for the memorial, which was to be '...dedicated to citizens who fell in any war in which Australia had been engaged.`

Following great changes to Geelong Road and the City of Footscray over subsequent years, the plaques were relocated to Footscray Park in 2012.

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
Lest We Forget

These 43 names are those of servicemen and women whose plaques were not recovered from the Avenue, where they were originally located.

Condition

Good

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