Former RSL President Bruce Ruxton was the special guest speaker at the launch of Casey’s publication 'Our Living Memorials - Avenues of Honour in the City of Casey', held in December 2001 at the Berwick RSL.
The beautiful publication boasts 32 pages of full colour images of Casey’s seven avenues of honour and features a range of original photographs taken during the World War One era.
The City of Casey is believed to be the first Australian municipality to record its avenues of honour in this formal way.
The book was a community effort that involved the contributions, dedication and resources of many local individuals and organisations. Mr John Hughes and Mr Cyril Molyneax of the Berwick Sub Branch of the RSL instigated and supported the project throughout and Claire Turner, local historian from the Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation, provided invaluable support in sourcing primary research data and photographs from many local Casey families.
The Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs provided some funds towards publication of the book.
Our Living Memorials - Avenues of Honour in the City of Casey (2mb).