The Soldiers Walk, Queens Domain, Hobart
 

 

Other Tasmanian Avenues - Westbury

 

Avenue of Honour

At the June meeting of the Westbury Council a circular letter from the Recruiting Committee, Hobart, suggesting the planting of an avenue of trees to commemorate those who enlisted for the war, was read, accompanied by a letter from the Westbury Tourist and Progress Association, to whom it had been referred. The association notified that it was in sympathy with the movement, and suggested planting the main road. The council did not favour a continuous line on the road sides, and resolved to donate the sum of £10, being £4 for Quamby war, and £2 for each of the other wards, towards the planting of trees either in the reserves or other suitable places.

Mercury June 19th 1918 p6

 

 

Westbury’s Avenue of Honour

At the July meeting of the Westbury Council a letter was received from the Westbury Tourist and Progress Association with reference to the proposal to plant an avenue of trees to commemorate the memory of those who had enlisted for the war. The association did not fall in with the council’s decision as arrived at in June, and again asked that a public meeting be called to consider the matter. After a short discussion, the council decided that it did not see any reason to alter its decision as expressed in the letter sent to the association, particularly as some centres had already taken steps to carry out the council’s proposition.
Mercury July 9th 1918 p5

Weekly Courier June 13th 1918 p29

 


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