What is significant? The Welshpool Avenue of Honour, established from 1917-1920, in Main Street, Port Welshpool Road and Woorarra Road, Welshpool.
Why is it significant? The Welshpool Avenue of Honour is of local historic, social, and aesthetic significance to the township and district of Welshpool.
Historically, it was the first Honour Avenue established in the Shire and one of the first in the State of Victoria.of a series of similar memorial avenues that were established throughout the Shire, 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 World War 1 and contributes to the identity of Welshpool. (AHC criterion - G.1)
Aesthetically, although parts of the Avenue have been removed and some remaining trees are in poor condition, contributes to the amenity and character of Welshpool and complements the setting of the War Memorial erected in 1920. (AHC criterion - E.1)
WELSHPOOL AVENUE OF HONOUR - Physical Description 1
The Welshpool Avenue of Honour comprises approximately 32 Elm trees planted on both sides of Main Street between Shady Creek and Woorarra Road. There are about three trees in Woorarra Road and and a small number in Port Welshpool Road. Many of the trees in the Avenue have been badly pruned and some have been removed.