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RHSV Lecture: Treenet – Avenues of Honour research project

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

Avenues of Honour research project: An invitation to become involved in an innovative pilot project
The arboreal Avenue of Honour has been an enduring and highly popular form of public commemoration of military service in Australia. The earliest recorded Avenues of Honour were created in response to Australia’s participation in the Boer War, but the majority were established during and after World War I and to a lesser extent, World War II.

The Avenues of Honour 1915-2015 project is being managed by TREENET a national not-for-profit organisation based in Adelaide. It is a national initiative to honour with a tree the memory of every individual who has made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of all Australians, by documenting, preserving and reinstating the original and establishing new Avenues of Honour, by the Centenary of Gallipoli in 2015.

The first stage of the project is capturing information about existing (and lost) Avenues of Honour and the people commemorated by them. The project will be using contemporary technologies such as blogs, wikis and mobile apps to collect and share information within communities and with tourists, school groups and the wider public.

Darren Peacock is an innovator in social media and local history. In this presentation Darren will describe Treenet, how it will work and how local historians and historical societies can become involved.

Speaker: Darren Peacock
Refreshments: 5:15 pm
Lecture: 5:45 pm
Cost: Members Free,  Non Members $10


January 1, 1970
10:00 am

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