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Lone Pine Memorial : 16-July-2011
Lone Pine Memorial : 16-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

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. 


Address:East Terrace, Loxton, 5333
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.453397
Long: 140.571311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 2000
Front Inscription

This plaque was unveiled by Mrs Cynthia Carrol  President Loxton legacy Widows ANZAC Day 2000 (in memory W. C. Priest)

This pine tree was propogated from a seed collected by Harry & Valerie Priest whilst visiting the Lone Pine area of Gallipoli and planted on 18th June 1997 as a lasting tribute to the ANZAC tradition

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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