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Lone Pine Memorial : 06-May-2012
Lone Pine Memorial : 06-May-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The Lone Pine Memorial commemorates those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

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 and planted in different locations in Australia including the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and the Australian War Memorial In Canberra.

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.



Address:1 Murray Street, Tailem Bend Primary School, Tailem Bend , 5260
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.258347
Long: 139.457592
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 1998
Front Inscription

This tree was grown from a seed of the lone pine which stood on the slopes of Gallipoli

Remembrance Day 11-11-98 

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