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Aleppo Pine
Aleppo Pine

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

 An Aleppo Pine planted in memory of departed comrades.

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.

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.

Location

Address:Schwarz Crescent, RSL Club, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.69236
Long: 133.883494
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

ALEPPO PINE (PINUS BRUTIA)
FROM THE ORIGINAL LONE PINE ON GALLIPOLI
GROWN IN THE JUBILEE YEAR 1965.
PLANTED IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED COMRADES.
 "LEST WE FORGET"
   

 

Source: SKP, MA
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