Upper Yarra Museum is documenting, reinstating the original and establishing new avenues by the Centenary of Anzac in 2015. The project is part of the National Project Avenues of Honour.
Avenues of Honour 1914-2018 is a national project to revive, preserve or recreate Australia’s Avenues of Honour to coincide with the commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli Landings and World War I. A key feature of the project is working with local communities across Australia in order to support local efforts to document, preserve and restore Avenues and to plan and establish new ones.
Upper Yarra Museum and the Upper Yarra RSL are planning a project to replant a memorial avenue of trees for the Anzac Centenary. The original memorial trees were positioned along one side of the Yarra Junction Sports Ground near the memorial gates. The trees featured individual picket fence guards and copper name plates with the names of the World War 1 fallen.The new avenues will be planted at the station sites along the old Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.
Another project is to preserve the memorial trees at the Yarra Junction Cenotaph, this involves relocating a large palm and planting a replacement palm. The cenotaph was relocated in 1999 moving the palm was a challenge then and is now. One palm remains and it now butts the Warburton highway the second palm died..
A new website will be launched soon.
Help wanted to build tree guards.
Workdays Tuesday and Thursday Upper Yarra Museum 10 -4 pm
Skills required: use of nail gun and electric drill. The tree guards are constructed out of local timber and are being built in panels to be constructed on site
2014 Donations and Volunteers
Peter McConachy, Three Bridges donated 10 logs
Powelltown sawmill milled the timber, sawyer was Michael Nightingale
Thode Australia sharpened the saw blades
Delivered free from Powelltown
UYM volunteers have made prototypes. Thanks Allan, Peter2, Judy, Tiani, Rob and Chris. Today 5.8.2014 all the timber was cut ready to construct the guards.
Please contact email@example.com or 0430 350 111
- Trees planted for the Fallen Soldiers from the Central Riding of the Upper Yarra Shire, 12.10.1917 Lilydale Express
Tree planting Function in the Recreation Reserve, Yarra Junction, 13.12.1918
Newspaper cuttings, Bob Sutherland
“Commemorating The Fallen”, Yarra Junction Cenotaph, The Great War 1914-1919, Bob Sutherland 1999
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