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Soldiers Memorial Park, Keith

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by Bev (subscribe)
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Published January 22nd 2022
Honouring those who served
Soldiers Memorial Park

Travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne recently, we stopped by the township of Keith. Located 225km east of Adelaide, Keith is a popular stopover point for people travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne.

"The Avenue of Honour"

Plaque with name at base of each tree

Along the Dukes Highway in the township is a beautiful Soldiers Memorial Park. The park was first established in 1916 to plant trees in memory of those who served in World War One. Over the years, additional trees were planted along the road in memory of those who served in World War Two. Each tree has a plaque at its base dedicated to the local person who served. This stretch of road is also called "The Avenue of Honour".

Memorial in park

Circlework Water Feature

A very shady park, there are picnic tables and chairs. In the centre of the park is a beautiful white memorial.

Picnic tables

Another feature in the park is a Circlework Water Feature created by a local artist, James Darling, to celebrate the cycle of water through the Australian landscape.

Andy Caldecott Memorial

On the same street, the Keith War Memorial Community Committee has also set up a memorial called the Andy Caldecott Memorial in memory of their local hero Andy Caldecott, who was an outstanding off-road motorcycle racer. Andy won the Australian Safari Rally four times and competed in the famous Dakar Rally in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Tragically in 2006, in the Dakar Rally, he died from a neck injury. He was just 42 years old.
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Why? A place to stop, rest and reflect
When: Anytime
Where: Keith, South Australia
Cost: Free
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