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29-July-2016
29-July-2016

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The Lone Pine Tree and Plaque commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. Funding for the plaque was received through the Anzac Centenary Plaques Program. 

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. 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. Seedlings grown from the cones were planted at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Seedlings were also planted in Victoria at Wattle Park, the Memorial Hall at The Sisters near Terang and Warrnambool Botanic Gardens as well as Inverell in New South Wales. 

The Shrine of Remembrance's lone pine was felled in August 2012 and the timber used as part of a remembrance project, after a disease known as Diplodia pinea or blue stains fungus as it commonly called killed it.

Melbourne Legacy and the Yarralumla Nursery in Canberra have grown seedlings sourced from the trees at the Shrine of Remembrance and the Australian War Memorial respectively, which they have presented to schools as well as ex-service and other organisations throughout Australia.

Location

Address:22-30 Lyons Street, Rye Cemetery & Memorial Gardens , Rye, 3941
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.374166
Long: 144.822734
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-2015
Front Inscription

Plaque: 
CCAV
50 YEARS OF
SUPPORTING MEMBERS

THIS LONE PINE
BEEN PLANTED TO 
COMMEMORATE THE 
CENTENARY OF THE 

ANZAC LANDINGS AT 
GALLIPOLI  ON
25 APRIL 2015

Source: DVA, MA
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