The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum has unveiled a new exhibition.
The Avenues of Honour: 1915-2015, a photographic survey by Sarah Wood features more than 40 framed photographs depicting avenue sites in metropolitan and regional Australia, including central Victoria.
As a professional photographer and horticulturalist, Ms Wood started this project in 2007 after a suggestion by Heritage Victoria, and it has become a labour of love.
“With more than 300 avenues in Victoria alone, it was a big project,” she said.
Along her journey, she has met fascinating people, been encouraged with her personal project and has continued to expand her photographic collection.
The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum curator Kirsten McKay said the museum was fortunate to have secured the survey.
“It toured to Villers-Bretonneux, France for Anzac Day 2018 as part of the centenary of Armistice,” she said.
“The museum is delighted to host this photographic survey which brings awareness to the age of these avenues and to the fact that many of them have already been lost to drought, development or neglect.”
The exhibition will run until Sunday, May 19. The museum is at 37-39 Pall Mall, and is open 10am to 4pm most days.