What is significant? The Kardella Avenue of Honour, established c.1919, at Kardella-Fairbank Road, Kardella.
Why is it significant? The Kardella Avenue of Honour is of local historic, social, and aesthetic significance to the district of Kardella.
Historically and socially, the Avenue is important as one of a series of honour avenues and other memorials that were established throughout Shire after World War 1, which demonstrate the effect of this conflict upon small rural communities. As many of the original buildings associated with Kardella have now vanished, it is an important reminder of the early settlement of this area. (AHC criteria - A.4, D.2 and G.1)
Aesthetically, the now mature trees enhance the setting of Kardella. (AHC criterion - E.1)
KARDELLA AVENUE OF HONOUR - Physical Description 1
The Kardella Avenue of Honour consists of two sections as follows:
- Following the old Kardella Road alignment there are 9 Ash and 6 Elm trees in good condition.
- Along the present Kardella Road there are 7 Elms in poor condition, which is due to pruning and Elm Leaf Beetle infestation.
There is also a pair of Oak trees, however, it is believed that these were planted earlier in honour of Boer War soldiers (see separate citation).