East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

WW1 Memorial Sculptures

Lakes Entrance Land Based Activities

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The six World War 1 Memorial Sculptures are located along the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance. They are carved from the original Cypress trees that were planted as an Avenue of Honour for the servicemen that gave their life in World War 1. Seventy years after the planting the trees became weary and limbs started dropping and they became a safety hazard. It was decided after much deliberation by the RSL to commission local chainsaw artist John Brady to carve these sculptures from the trunks of these trees. They now stand as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice made by these brave local young men.

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Esplanade Lakes Entrance Victoria Australia

Phone 51551966