Stories from the Avenue of Honour

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Step back in time with walking tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm, immersing yourself and the whole family in the historical significance of the Arch of Victory precinct. The second tour concludes with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Grieving Mother statue. Discover the stories of soldiers, and a couple of nurses, by interactively participating in a random name drawing game to find their tree number and then placing a poppy beside their name on the Memorial Wall. Younger children can enjoy colouring activities, and a captivating photo display will capture the essence of the event. Research assistance will be on hand to help track family history or school connection inquiries. A free sausage sizzle from 11.30am to 1.30pm. This engaging family event celebrates the past, keeps history and stories alive, and emphasizes the significance of remembrance at the Arch of Victory and Avenue of Honour.

Content: Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee

Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

  • Sun 26 May

10am–3pm

Arch of Victory

Sturt Street Ballarat, Alfredton VIC 3350

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Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.

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