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A plaque commemorates those who have died in service or been killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

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 original "Lone Pine" was a 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 during the battle. 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. The resultant seedlings were found to be Turkish Pines, sometimes regarded as a subspecies of Pinus halepensi (Aleppo Pine), but usually classified as a distinct species, Pinus brutia.


Address:160 Belvedere Road, Belvedere Park Primary School , Seaford, 3198
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.109581
Long: 145.147119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012-2013
Source: DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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