What is Significant?
The Koorooman Avenue of Honour, established in July 1918, at Hydes Road, Koorooman.
Why is it Significant?
The Koorooman Avenue of Honour is of local historic, social, aesthetic and scientific (horticultural) significance to the district of Koorooman.
Historically, it is important as one of a series of similar memorial avenues that were established throughout the Shire following the planting of the Leongatha Memorial Avenue of Honour earlier in the same year, and expresses the significant effect that the First World War had upon small rural communities. (AHC criteria - A.4 and D.2) Socially, the Avenue is important as a memorial to local residents who served in the First World War, and is an integral part of the identity of the local area. (AHC criterion - G.1) Aesthetically, the now mature avenue enhances the appearance of Hydes Road. (AHC criterion - E.1) Scientifically, the Avenue is notable for its predominant use of Chesnut Oaks, which are rare in cultivation in Victoria (AHC criteria - B.2)