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A tree commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

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. 



Address:Bradford & Wileman Streets, Whyalla, 5600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.035824
Long: 137.570426
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 2001
Front Inscription

The Lone Pine

This tree was propogated from the original Lone Pine at the Battle of Gallipoli.

Planted by Mayor John SMith and Mr Colin Graham President of Whyalla R.S.L.

and dedicated to the memory of those who served and paid the supreme sacrifice on World Wars I & II and conflicts since


25th April 2001

Source: MA
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