Avenues of Honour

Monday 19 October 2015

Avenues of Honour

Presented by Darren Peacock

More than any other people, Australians have chosen to honour their war dead through the planting of memorial trees. Across the country there are more than 650 formal plantings, known as Avenues of Honour, to acknowledge military service and sacrifice. Darren Peacock will describe the work done so far to discover more about the Avenues and to engage local communities in documenting, preserving and restoring them.

Dr Darren Peacock is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of South Australia. He has worked for a range of cultural and environmental organisations including museums in Australia, Europe and North America. He is particularly interested in the transformative possibilities of digital technologies for cultural heritage awareness and promotion. In the past two years he has worked with Treenet on the Avenues of Honour project which aims to ensure that Australia’s arboreal memorials are documented and preserved.

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Avenues of Honour

Presented by Darren Peacock

More than any other people, Australians have chosen to honour their war dead through the planting of memorial trees. Across…

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