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Location Sturt & Learmonth Streets, Ballarat, Central Highlands - Victoria, Australia
Type arch

The Arch of Victory was funded by female employees of Eleanor Lucas`s lingerie factory and opened by Prince of Wales to commemorate those who served in World War One. It forms the entrance to the Avenue of Honour.

Built Deane B. White & R. Ellis
Opened 2 June 1920

This Arch of Victory was erected and this Avenue of Honour Planted by the Young Ladies of E. Lucas & Co. Pty Ltd.

In honour of the sailors, soldiers and nurses of Ballarat who took part in the Great War.


June 2 1920

This stone was laid by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales to commemorate the opening of this Arch.

Right Side Inscription

This avenue extends for a distance of 14 miles and contains 3,900 trees which were individually planted by "The Lucas Girls" for every Ballarat citizen who served in the Great War and assisted in maintaining the liberty of Australia.

"All ye who tread this avenue of life,
Remember those who bowed beneath the strife,
Each leaf a laurel, crowns with deathless fame
and every tree reveals a hero s name."


Feb 7 1920

This stone was laid by Gen. Sir Wm. R. Birdwood, Bart. G.C.M.G. K.C.B., K.C.S.I, G.I.E., D.S.O.

G.O.C. Australia's soldiers in the Big War 1914 - 1919.

Reign of King George V



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