Honouring those who served

July 01, 2017

Northwood Avenue of Honour

Northwood Avenue of Honour

A plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the re-established Avenue of Honour at Northwood State School.

The unveiling will take place on Sunday, July 9 at the former Northwood school site, on Northwood Rd.

The avenue honours the men from the Northwood district who enlisted in World War I.

The plaque will feature an honour roll, which was originally unveilled in 1917, in memory of the locals who served.

The honour roll was presented by then councillor Tom Tehan.

‘‘Their names would never be forgotton by the elder folk, but we wished them to be known to our children, and their children’s children,’’ Cr Tehan said at the time.

Northwood State School was open from 1873 to 1961.

After the school closed down, the original Avenue of Honour became overgrown and less prevelant.

But the community has banded together to replant pines to form the avenue, and it will be officially commemmorated next Sunday.

●For more information about the avenue of honour and the commemoration, phone Chris on 0439305177.

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