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04-November-2014
04-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

An Aleppo Pine commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action 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. 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:Emu Bay Road, Park beside bridge , Deloraine, 7304
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.524665
Long: 146.657734
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1974
Front Inscription

"Aleppo Pine"

This pine tree is a direct descendant of a tree growing on "Lone Pine Plateau" Gallipoli 1915 and was planted here by the members of the Deloraine Sub-Branch of the R.S.L.A. in 1974 as a living memorial to the thousands of Australians who gave their lives in the World War of 1914 - 1918.

"Lest We Forget"

Source: MA,RUMT
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