The four Avenues of Honour in Monash are being celebrated as part of the Anzac Centenary.
Commemorative bollards are being placed at each of the avenues in a project that was launched on Saturday 9 May 2015.
The Avenues of Honour are in:
- Drummond Street Oakleigh;
- High Street Road Mount Waverley;
- Clayton/Carinish Road Clayton;
- and Blackburn Road Notting Hill.
The Notting Hill Avenue of Honour was lost in the 1970s when the trees were removed so the road could be widened.
Newspaper accounts describe the planning, siting, tree choices and planting of the various Avenues of Honour.
The planting ceremonies for the avenues were very important local events and were fully detailed and photographed by the papers.
Many local people in council and on committees are mentioned by name in the newspaper accounts.
The documents published here contain lists of the particular soldiers honoured by each avenue.
Is it honour or honor? The old newspapers transcribed here used the spelling honor. Today in Australia, it is more usual to use the spelling honour. We have kept the spelling as it was in the transcribed old newspaper accounts. You may notice other words spelled in an old-fashioned way!
Avenues of Honour: the beginnings
Clayton Avenues of Honour
Mount Waverley Avenue of Honour
Notting Hill Avenue of Honour
Oakleigh Avenue of Honour (PDF, 548KB)
Why was no Avenue of Honour planted in Glen Waverley?
Avenues of Honour the Trees (PDF, 474KB)