Towamba Public School First World War Memorial Trees


Memorial grove of elm trees planted in 2006 within the school grounds to replace the original Cypress Pines from 1928. A bronze dedication plaque is mounted on a granite boulder nearby. The memorial is clearly visible from the street. 


In 1928 a row of Cypress Pines was planted on this site. It was in memory of those from the Towamba district who lost their lives in the First World War and also commemorated the tenth anniversary of the end of the war. These elms were planted in 2006 to replace the original pines which stood proudly here for over seven decades.

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7 Towamba Street
Towamba NSW 2550
Local Government Area
  • Bega Valley Shire
  • Garden/park
Location status
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
  • First World War, 1914–18