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A pine tree commemorates the Battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli in 1915. 

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 and 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.



Address:Captain Cook Drive, Inverell, 2360
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.769809
Long: 151.113713
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2007
Front Inscription

Lone Pine seedling

Raised by Mrs. G. T. McMullen from a seed of the pine tree at Lone Pine, Gallipoli beneath which her son, Corporal M. A. Smith made the supreme sacrifice


Source: MA
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