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Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove

Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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A group of trees that are part of the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove, bushrock with plaque
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Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove, close-up of plaque on bushrock
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Sample of tree signage at Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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Timber board with plaques, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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Close-up of some plaques on timber board, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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Close-up of some plaques on timber board, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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Close-up of some plaques on timber board, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
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Description / Background

The memorial is a grove of Eucalyptus scoparia trees, planted in memory of local veterans who died during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. The area is marked by a bushrock, with a dedication plaque attached. Each tree also has a sign positioned at its base, inscribed with the details of an individual veteran. 

The trees were planted on land donated by the Pioneer Village Trust and is located on the grounds of the Inverell Pioneer Village. Arthur T. Daley was the instigator and supervisor of the project and students from McIntyre High School did the planting. It was officially opened by Mr Bruce Robson, President of Inverell RSL sub-Branch, on 17 April 1994.

Inside the Inverell Pioneer Village RSL Museum is a timber board, which includes a plaque for each veteran honoured in the grove. The board also includes a copy of the bushrock dedication plaque, with the additional introductory words 'Directly behind this building is a', to suggest visitors go outside to view the memorial. 

Access to the grove and the timber board is restricted to the opening hours of the museum and village. 

Inscription

Plaque on bushrock (outside museum)

Grove of Eucalyptus Scoparia trees in memory of personnel killed in action
2nd A.I.F. and Vietnam Wars

Land allocated by Pioneer Village Trust

Trees donated by Arthur T. Daley

Planting of trees by students of Macintyre High School Inverell

Name plaques and watering system materials donated by Inverell R.S.L. sub-Branch

Project instigated and supervised by Arthur T. Daley

Officially opened by Mr. Bruce Robson President of Inverell R.S.L. sub-Branch 17th April 1994

Plaque on timber board (inside museum)

Directly behind this building is a 
[as per plaque on bushrock]
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Lieutenant L Adams Second World War, 1939–45 NX12376 Australian Army view
Private P R Addison Second World War, 1939–45 NX31849 Australian Army view
D Allen Second World War, 1939–45 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Private P J Arnold Vietnam War, 1962–75 2781363 Australian Army view
Private M W Atherton Second World War, 1939–45 NX1368 Australian Army view
Flying Officer J A Baker Second World War, 1939–45 420808 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Flight Sergeant J S Baldwin Second World War, 1939–45 494879 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Lance Corporal E W Baskerville Second World War, 1939–45 NX20078 Australian Army view
H Beilby Second World War, 1939–45 Australian Army view
Gunner S J Blanch Malayan Emergency, 1950–60 29510 Australian Army view

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Address
Inverell Pioneer Village
64 Tingha Road
Inverell NSW 2360
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1994
Dedication date
17 April 1994
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45
Vietnam War, 1962–75