New obelisk for Kingston Avenue of Honour helps visitors locate commemorative trees

The Kingston Avenue of Honour is now home to a new granite obelisk. The monument lists the names and tree numbers of the 289 people commemorated at the avenue. 

HONOURING SOLDIERS: Kingston Avenue of Honour chairman Ed Murphy unveils the new interpretive sign which will help visitors locate trees. Picture: Julie Lindsay

HONOURING SOLDIERS: Kingston Avenue of Honour chairman Ed Murphy unveils the new interpretive sign which will help visitors locate trees. Picture: Julie Lindsay

The project, organised by Kingston Friends of the Avenue Incorporated, aimed to help visitors locate individual trees. 

Kingston Friends of the Avenue Incorporated chairman Ed Murphy said trees in the avenue were originally allocated on a random basis, so it had always been difficult for visitors to locate the tree belonging to their relative or ancestor.

A $6000 grant from the Victorian government funded the obelisk.

Meanwhile, a $2000 community grant from the Hepburn Shire provided funding for an interpretive sign, which explains how to read the obelisk.