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A pine tree commemorates those who served in World War One. 

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:Cecilia Street, St Helens Memorial Park, St Helens, 7216
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.323517
Long: 148.249231
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
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Lone Pine

This Aleppo Pine (pinus halepensis) was planted by the Hon. Michael Polley in 2009.

It was grown from seed brought back from the battlefield of Lone Pine Ridge at Gallipoli.

More than 2000 Australians and 7000 Turks were killed in an area of approximately one hectare during the battle 6th-9th August 1915.

About 30 Tasmanians from the 12th Battalion were among those killed in the final stages.

Seven Victoria Crosses (VC) were awarded for this action

Source: MA
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