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19-December-2014
19-December-2014

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The Aleppo Pine was planted in memory of soldiers who fought at the Battle of Lone Pine and all soldiers who have fought and died for their country. 

The Lone Pine was the name given to a solitary tree on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915 during World War One and it was the sole survivor of a group of trees that had been cut down by Turkish soldiers who had used the timber and branches to cover their trenches.

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. 

The Shrine of Remembrance's lone pine was felled in August 2012 and the timber used as part of a remembrance project, after a disease known as Diplodia pinea or blue stains fungus as it commonly called killed it.

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

Location

Address:20-24 Tamboon Road, Cann River P-12 College, Cann River, 3890
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.569901
Long: 149.152885
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 19th December, 2006
Front Inscription

Plaque :

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

LEST WE FORGET 

Plaque :

This pine was planted by Mr George Bennett, President of the Cann River RSL Sub-branch on 19th June 2006.

This tree was planted, not only in memory of the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Lone Pine, but to all soldiers who
have fought and died for their country
"Lest We Forget." 


 

Source: MA
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