ANZAC Day in the Camden Haven

Ernest Rose plants his memorial tree on August 19, 1916, outside the family's Robertson-Rose General Store on Laurie Street.
Ernest Rose plants his memorial tree on August 19, 1916, outside the family's Robertson-Rose General Store on Laurie Street.

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As ANZAC Day commemorations take place, on the other side of the world a special photographic exhibition of various Australian Avenues of Honour will be unveiled.

Australian photographer Sarah Wood has travelled the country photographing avenues of trees planted in various communities to honour service men and women since the First World War.

Sarah was invited by Patrick Simon, mayor of Villers-Bretonneux, to exhibit her work at the Franco-Australien Museum in Villers-Bretonneux, France for Anzac Day 2017.

Laurieton’s own Avenue of Honour used to run along Bold Street from Tunis to Hanley Streets, and down Laurie Street from Norman Lane to the Camden Haven River. 

157 trees were were originally planted. Today 33 remain and the Camden Haven Historical Society was working on a plan of management, late 2016, to preserve the remaining trees.

This ANZAC Day, take the time to stroll among the trees.

Visit the Camden Haven Museum on Bold Street to find out more. Maybe even volunteer?



Laurieton RSL Sub Branch’s ANZAC Day commemorations begin at 5.30am with Dawn Service at the memorial park on Kew Road. 

The march will begin outside the Laurieton United Services Club at 10.30am. Marchers are asked to assemble outside the club at 10.20am. The parade will march along Seymour and Bold Streets to the cenotaph at the memorial park.

Transport for ex-service men and women who are unable to march, will be provided courtesy of the Hastings Auto Restorers Club. If the weather is severe, the service will be held at the LUSC.


The Kendall RSL Sub Branch will host Dawn Service at the Kenall Cenotaph at 5.30am. The commemoration service and march will begin at 10am opposite the general store in Comboyne Street. Members are asked to form up and be ready to move off at 10am sharp.

If the weather is unkind, the service will be held at the Kendall School of Arts Hall. Following the service, the community is welcome to retire to the Kendall Services and Citizen’s Club on Graham Street. 

For more details contact sub branch president Lance Gainey on 6559 4004.


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