Florence Avenue, Eastlakes
Located on an unmade section of Florence Avenue, north of its intersection with Evans Avenue, is a small war memorial. It commemorates the Light Horse Regiments that trained on the site, the former Rosebery Race Course, prior to embarkation during both World Wars.
The memorial comprises a pink coloured granite block mounted on a white marble plinth. Two (2) bronze plaques are mounted on the granite block. Brick paving surrounds the memorial. The memorial is located on the fence line of Southern Cross Drive and as a result, traffic noise is a concern.
The Council has determined that the memorial will be upgraded for the First World War centenary celebrations. The upgrading and landscape embellishment works to be undertaken late 2014 early 2015 will be funded by Council with Federal Government grant funds allocated to Council under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program. Works will include the relocation of the memorial a few metres towards the east to allow for acoustic screening, new decorative paving surrounding the memorial, and restoration of the plaques. A new plaque to commemorate the centenary will also be installed.
Bayside Council manages the site and adjoining parkland under its Pocket Park Plan of Management. For more information phone 1300 581 299.
This plaque has been erected
to honour the memory of the officers and men
of the 1st Light Horse Regiment A.I.F.
and H.Q. 8th Division, 2nd A.I.F.
who trained on this site
the former Rosebery Race Course,
prior to embarkation during both World Wars
This plaque was restored by
Botany Municipal Council
Rededicated to the 1st Light Horse Regiment A.I.F
and HQ 8th Division, 2th A.I.F
Sunday August 12 1990 by
HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR OF BOTANY
ALDERMAN RON HOENIG
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