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Integra presents Three Thousand Eight Hundred and One Trees (and each one has a name), a children’s book written to inspire a new generation of young historians with the incredible story of the Lucas Girls and their involvement in the planting of the Avenue of Honour and construction of the Arch of Victory. 

Written by author Naomi Irvin and illustrated by Liv Lorkin, the book will be released during this year’s Ballarat Heritage Festival with 100% of sales of the first release being donated to the Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory Committee.

Copies of the book can be purchased from Collins Booksellers on Lydiard & Collins Booksellers Bridge Mall.
And at the following retailers from Friday, May 27:

Ivy and Coco – 40 Armstrong Street South Ballarat (Open Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm and Sat 10am – 2pm)

Integra Land Sales Centre – 22 Shortridge Drive Lucas

Copies of the book can also be made available to Primary Schools. To request a copy for your school, you can contact Garry Snowden from the Avenue of Honour Committee at or Integra at 

To find out more…

You can find out more about Three Thousand Eight Hundred and One Trees (and each one has a name) by following Integra on Facebook here.

For more information about the book’s author and illustrator, please follow the links below:

Author: Naomi Irvin
Illustrator: Liv Lorkin

For media enquiries, please email

We would like to thank…

Integra would like to say a special thank you to Phil Roberts from whose book (Avenue of Memories) the history for our book was researched, Garry Snowden of the Arch of Victory Avenue of Honour Committee for his assistance and support, The Lucas Past Employees Association and the Price family for graciously giving Integra the seal of approval to tell this fascinating story of community and honour. 
Images below by CHIPPY RIVERA @chip_shots for BALLARAT TIMES NEWS GROUP