Other Tasmanian Avenues - Scottsdale
Our Scottsdale Letter by Farmer John
Soldiers’ Memorial Avenue
The Scottsdale Town Improvement Association has decided to plant a soldiers’ memorial avenue, in which the names of soldiers are to be placed. The avenue is to be planted in George St, from what in the early days was known as Tucker’s Corner, along the Bridport road towards Jetsonville.
Weekly Courier May 23, 1918 p31
Our Scottsdale Letter By Farmer John
A Soldiers’ Avenue
The people of Scottsdale are planting an avenue along George-street from Hale’s Corner towards Bridport in memory of the men who have enlisted from the district. This is to be called the Soldiers’ Avenue. Each tree has a guard round it. A tree will be planted for every soldier, and the name of each printed on a plate. Where two or more have enlisted in one family both names appear on the plate. Some people who have three or four sons or other relatives at the war are planting two trees. Each tree costs five shillings; this sum of course, goes towards planting, fencing and looking after the trees.
Weekly Courier June 13th 1918 p29