7th Brigade Park Avenue of Honour

Location of 7th Brigade Park Avenue of Honour

Delaware Street
Chermside QLD 4032

A Memorial Avenue of Brush Box trees (Lophostemon confertus), recognising 'the contribution and sacrifice made by Brisbane's servicemen and women since 1859'. The Avenue starts in Delaware Street near the intersection with Waring Street and stretches south into 7th Brigade Park before turning north following the bike/walking track. Rosemary bushes are planted at the trees where the avenue commences.

Inscription

Refer to additonal images.

Conflicts commemorated
  • Sudan, 1885
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • Boxer Rebellion, 1900–1901
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Gulf War, 1990–1991
  • Somalia, 1992–1994
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Garden/avenue/tree
Additional information

7th Brigade Park was utilised during the two World Wars for encampment and training. During WWII, the area known as Sparkes' Paddock was used as the Chermside Army Camp. The first units to train were from the 7th Brigade, a Queensland Militia formation.

It was renamed Hamilton Park reserve, after purrchase by the Brisbane City Council but became known as 7th Brigade Park in 1996.

The Avenue of Honour was officially dedicated by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Campbell Newman and Mr Simon Finn MP on 22 April 2009.

Recorded by
Jack Ford, Brisbane Vity Council/Lesley McBurney
Date recorded
6 August 2009

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