Diggers Avenue - Condobolin

Description: 

At a meeting of the Condobolin Municipal Council on August 13, 1920, it was resolved, on the motion of Aldermen Maitland and Black, that the Condobolin War Memorial Committee be granted permission to plant peppercorn trees on both sides of the road from the Lachlan River Bridge to the Forbes Road turnoff and that the plantation be named Diggers Avenue.
During the time of W. W. 1. (1914 - 1918) enlistments from Condobolin and district included three nursing sisters and sixty six young men lost their lives. It was considered that an avenue of trees would stand as a living memorial to their service and supreme sacrifice.
ver the years some of the original 'peppers' have had to be replanted, but many of the originals are still there as a tribute.
Municipal Council Meeting Friday August 13th 1920 Moved Alderman Maitland, Sec, Ald Black, 'That the Condobolin War Memorial Committee be granted permission to plant trees on both sides of Condobolin- Forbes Road, between the Lachlan Bridge and the 1 mile peg and to erect a suitable fence enclosing such plantation '.

 

War: 

World War 1
 
Diggers Avenue - Condobolin
 

Recorded by: 

Sharon Denyer - Lachlan Shire Library. Tim Gowing - Lachlan Shire Council (Photographer) and the Condobolin Historical Society
 

Established date: 

1920
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Diggers Avenue
Condobolin NSW 2877
 
 

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