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A Lone Pine Tree and plaque commemorate those who served in World War One. Funding was received through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program.

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. 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.

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:3790 Omeo Highway , Eskdale Primary School , Eskdale, 3701
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.465262
Long: 147.250983
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th April, 2015
Front Inscription

Plaque :

On the Centenary of WWI  
Eskdale Primay School
would like to Commemorate those ANZACs
who fought and died for their country.

Lest we forget
24. 4. 2015

Source: MA,DVA
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