Lone Pine Plaque - Rowellyn Park Primary School Print Page
Plaque commemorates those who have made the supreme sacrifice.
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:||15 Rowellyn Avenue, Rowellyn Park Primary School, Carrum Downs, 3201|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.104717|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2012-2013|