Opening of Memorial Avenue and Commemorative Plaques

On 25 April 1923, the residents of Orange honoured those who served in World War I. Over 100 Cedar deodara trees were planted along Bathurst Road, commencing from McLachlan Street. The planting was known as Memorial Avenue.

An enamel plaque recorded the serviceman or woman's name and the donor of the tree. Very few of the trees and plaques remain today.

Courtesy Orange City Council