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Anzac Memorial Avenue


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Discover the history behind Anzac Ave and remember our fallen soldiers by visiting the Anzac memorial sites along this heritage-listed main thoroughfare running from Redcliffe to Petrie, an approximate 40 minute car trip from start to end.

Returned servicemen began constructing the avenue in 1922 - its purpose twofold - to serve as a much-needed major arterial road for a growing city and to honour the fallen soldiers of the First World War (WWI).

A Bit of Background on this Avenue of Honour

Originally known as the Brisbane Road, the Anzac Memorial Avenue road project was the brain child of Thomas Rothwell, then-President of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland. His intention was to provide employment for returned Anzac soldiers who were struggling to find work back home, accommodate the steadily increasing volume of traffic as car usage grew within Queensland, as well as reduce Redcliffe's isolation from the heart of the city.

This avenue of honour was inaugurated with a tree planting ceremony at Petrie on February 28 1925 and opened on December 5th, 1925 and using trees donated by family members and loved ones of fallen Anzac soldiers. Unfortunately, today many of these original trees have been removed to make way for further infrastructure and congestion improvements.

Major Monuments, Historical Sites and Murals along Anzac Avenue

Listed in sequence of location when travelling from Petrie to Redcliffe:
  1. Anzac Park (2 Petrie Street, Petrie)
  2. HMQS AE1 Submarine Memorial (Ruth Whitfield Memorial Park, off Anzac Avenue, Kallangur)
  3. Kallangur Town Centre Memorial Gate (corner of Goodfellows Rd and Anzac Avenue, Kallangur)
  4. Naval Memorial (Curruthers Park, corner of Dohles Rocks Road and Anzac Avenue, Kallangur)
  5. Vietnam Veterans Place (corner of Duffield Rd and Anzac Avenue, Kallangur)
  6. 11th Light Horse Troop (corner of Kinsellas Rd and Anzac Ave, Mango Hill)

Rediscover More Anzac and Queensland Settlement History in Old Petrie Town

Turn right at the Old Petrie Town roundabout and head up Dayboro Road to the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum for a closer look at Petrie’s historic past, just a short 5 minute drive from Anzac Park.

The Museum is closed Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Check holiday opening times by calling (07) 3205 0555.

For more interactive fun rediscovering a part of Queensland history, why not pick up a copy of the North Pine Heritage Trail map and pamphlet (courtesy of the North Pine Historical Society Inc.) and take yourself on a self-guided tour around the original and replica sites of North Pine Heritage Trail, through ye’ Old Petrie Town.

Discover More About the Anzac Legend through Moreton Bay Regional Libraries

For more resources, readings and films regarding Anzac Avenue and Anzac soldiers please peruse the selection listed below from the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library and follow the link to check its availability, or search the Moreton Bay Regional Library website yourself for a specific resource. Alternatively, you’re welcome to visit your local branch in person.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries of Arana Hills and Bribie Island host weekly and week-long bargain book sale days. Please check the Council Book sale page details.

ANZAC AVENUE SPECIFIC RESOURCES

GENERAL ANZAC READINGS/DVDs

  • The ANZAC Book, written and illustrated in Gallipoli by ANZACs; 3rd Edition edited by the Australian War Memorial. Authored by C.E.W Bean & Les Carlyon.
  • ANZAC Battlefields, 161 minute DVD produced by the History Channel, Screen Australia and the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs – where, how and why the ANZACS fought in Belgium & France.

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Non-Council Resources

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