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Tumby Bay Centenary Walk Avenue of Honour

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Published March 14th 2023
A street dedicated to those who lost their lives in the war

Tumby Bay is a small quiet town located about 601 kilometres west of Adelaide on the coast of the Spencer Gulf. Today it is a popular holiday destination offering a range of seaside activities. The region was first explored by Matthew Flinders in 1802. He named the bay and a nearby island after the village of Tumby in Lincolnshire, England.

In the centre of the town is a street called Spencer Street. This street has been named Tumby Bay Centenary Walk Avenue of Honour in memory of 40 local soldiers who were killed during World War One.

The entrance to the street is marked by impressive walls with big brass letterings. The walls were unveiled during the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2015.

In the middle of the walk are trees planted in their honour and under each tree are plaques with the names of the soldiers listed in alphabetical order.

Also near the entrance to the avenue is a beautiful wall mural featuring a soldier and some native flora.

When in Tumby Bay, do make a visit to this special street where the Spirit of ANZAC is truly honoured.
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Why? A place of honour and respect
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Where: Tumby Bay, Lower Eyre Peninsula
Cost: Free
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