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Avenue of Trees

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Contact Avenue of Trees

The avenue of trees from the Corowa Bridge to Urana on the east and west sides of the road is known as "Jubilee Avenue". The kurrajong trees were planted to mark the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty King George V.

"The proceedings were commenced by an address of the Deputy President, Cr Townsend (in the absence of the President through illness), who briefly expressed the feeling of loyalty and love with which the community regards the Royal Family. [...]Cr Whitehead endorsed these sentiments and commended to those present the idea of adopting each of the trees planted as a personal expression of loyalty and to be specially tended by the planter. The first trees were then planted on the east and west side of the approach to the bridge by Crs Townsend and Whitehead, and all present planted one or more trees and expressed their willingness to take an interest in the individual trees," the Urana Advocate and Oaklands Advertiser reported in 1935.

No kurrajongs remain on the western side of the road, and not many have survived on the eastern side.

Nearby Stephen Street also boasts a historically significant selection of trees; the date palms planted here were planted from seeds brought back from the Middle East by returned soldiers after World War I.

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