Saturday, 15 August 2009

The Arch of Victory

Sturt St the main street in Ballarat is said to resemble the Parisian Champs Elysees It's a fair comment and I guess the Arch of Victory (opened in 1920 by the Prince of Wales) has something to do with that.

The inscription "Avenue of Honour" at the top refers to the 15k road lined with around 4,000 trees, at the foot of which you will find a bronze plaque dedicated to a soldier from the Ballarat region who enlisted during World War I.

For more information on the history of the Avenue and also about the Arch, click here.

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