Avenues of Honour Exhibition, by photographer Sarah Wood
Franco-Australian Museum, Villers-Bretonneux, from 21 April to 28 May 2017.
Avenues of Honour is the name given to the avenues of trees that were planted in remembrance of the soldiers who were killed during the First World War. Each tree symbolises a killed or wounded soldier and most bear a plaque to the person the tree represents. Of the 547 Avenues of Honour in Australia, almost 300 can be found in Victoria and were mainly created during or just after the two world wars.
Sarah Wood is a professional photographer who has been actively working to raise awareness about the unique character of these Avenues through her photography. The exhibition displayed at the Franco-Australian Museum consists of 40 shots of the Avenues of Honour of Victoria.