Newington College Memorial Avenue

Description

Memorial avenue originally planted with 75 poplars, each with a cross at the foot bearing a plaque with the name of an individual ex-student who died in the First World War. The poplars, many of which had died, were replaced by a new avenue of trees in 1966 and a dedicatory tablet established at the entrance to the driveway. Fifty of the individual plaques are now in the college's archives.

The avenue was originally dedicated on 29 February 1936 and was re-dedicated on 24 September 1966.

Inscription

Lest we forget

This plaque was dedicated on 24th September, 1966, to mark the planing of trees alongside the War Memorial Drive by the Old Newingtonians' Union to restore those originally planted by the Union on 29th February 1936. By this act Old Newingtonians remember those Old Boys who gave their lives in the service of God, King and Country, and whose names are recorded on the War Memorial of the School.

Address
200 Stanmore Road,
Newington College,
Stanmore NSW 2048
Local Government Area
  • Inner West Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
David Roberts, Newington College
Established date
1936
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1966-09-24
Dedication date
24 September 1966
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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