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10-July-2016
10-July-2016

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The Aleppo Pine (Pinus Halepensis)  commemorates the Battle of Lone Pine that occured in 1915 during World War One.

The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Turkish forces during World War One between 6 and 10 August 1915. Casualties were heavy, 10,000 in total (7,000 Turkish, 3,000 Australian). Of these some 9,000 comprised fatalities. The Lone Pine action remains notorious to the present day. Seven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the Australian force as a consequence of fighting at Lone Pine.

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.

 

Location

Address:Stuart Highway & Caroona Road, Port Augusta West, 5710
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.483112
Long: 137.758311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th April, 1999
Front Inscription

Plaque :

The Lone Pine Commemoration

Plaque :

Seedling grown from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli

Planted by students of Port Augusta West Primary School

April 10th, 1998

Source: MA
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