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The Lone Pine Tree was planted in memory of those who have lost their lives in 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.

Melbourne Legacy and the Yarralumla Nursery in Canberra have grown seedlings sourced from the trees which were planted 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.


Address:1454 – 1590 Wandearah Road, Soldiers Memorial Institute, Wandearah East , 5523
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.381944
Long: 138.105833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October 1998
Source: TOH, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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