Topic: Papanui War Memorial Avenues

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List of the Papanui war memorial streets, designated and planted in memory of those who served in the Second Waorld War.

The concept.

In 1947 Harry Tillman as President of the Christchurch Beautifying Association arranged for service groups, including the Returned Services Association, to establish trees in fifteen streets in the Papanui area and for plaques to be erected as a memorial to those who served in World War II.

He went around the locality asking for 15/- per family for the project.

A plaque has been hung on a power pole at the end of each street and is worded -


To the fallen

1939 - 1945

 The Papanui Heritage Group has produced a booklets with more information:War Memorial Avenues, Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand 

The 15 Memorial Avenues:

Alpha Avenue

Claremont Avenue

Condell Avenue

Dormer Street

Gambia Street

Halton Street

Hartley Ave

Kenwyn Street

Lansbury Ave

Norfolk St 

Perry St

Scotston Ave

St James Ave

Tomes Rd

Windermere Rd

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