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Aleppo Pine : 19-October-2014
Aleppo Pine : 19-October-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

Aleppo Pine presented by Legacy planted in memory of those who served.

The Lone Pine was a solitary tree on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915. Pines which are planted as a memorial to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in Gallipoli are also known as "Lone Pines" or "Gallipoli Pines", referencing the original tree.

The tree was obliterated during the battle; however, pine cones that had remained attached to the cut branches over the trenches were retrieved by two Australian soldiers and brought home to Australia. Seedlings grown from the cones were planted at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Seedlings were also planted in Victoria at Wattle Park, the Memorial Hall at The Sisters near Terang and Warrnambool Botanic Gardens as well as Inverell in New South Wales.

Melbourne Legacy and the Yarralumla Nursery in Canberra have grown seedlings sourced from the trees at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and the Australian War Memorial respectively, which they have presented to schools as well as ex-service and other organisations throughout Australia.

Location

Address:69-75 Hogan Street, Sacred Heart Primary School , Tatura, 3616
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.440054
Long: 145.224524
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 1st September, 2008
Front Inscription

ALEPPO PINE
DESCENDANT OF THE ORIGINAL LONE PINE OF GALLIPOLI
PRESENTED BY LEGACY

LEST WE FORGET

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2008

Source: MA
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