In the City of Casey there are seven Avenues of Honour planted to commemorate the contribution and sacrifices made by local volunteers in World War I. While these Avenues were planted following World War I, they stand as living memorials to those who served in the wars that followed.
The Avenues of Honour are:
- Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour: 111 to 138 High St, Berwick
- South Gippsland Highway (Cranbourne): 2 to 1495 South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne
- Memorial Drive: 58 Memorial Dr to 49 Main St, Narre Warren North
- Harkaway Road: 220 Harkaway Rd to King Road, Harkaway
- Church Street: 11 Church St to Brisbane St, Berwick
- South Gippsland Highway (Tooradin): 37 to 2925 South Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin
- Wilson and Scanlan Streets: 13 Wilson St to 23A Scanlan St, Berwick
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.