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Benarkin State Forest Hill 60 Memorial is a structure in the form of the Forestry look-out post. A small cairn at the base of the structure displays a bronze plaque, dedicating the memorial to the men who stormed Hill 60 at Gallipoli in 1915, and the services of the Queensland Forestry workers who were responsible for the development of Queensland Hoop Pine plantations.
The memorial was a joint commemorative project between the Queensland Department for Primary Industries and the Returned Services League.
The Battle of Hill 60 was the last major assault of the Battle of Gallipoli. It was launched on 21 August 1915 to coincide with the attack on Scimitar Hill made from the Suvla front by General Stopford's British IX Corps. Hill 60 was a low knoll at the northern end of the Sari Bair range which dominated the Suvla landing. Capturing this hill along with Scimitar Hill would have allowed the ANZAC and Suvla landings to be securely linked.
|Address:||Hill 60 Road, Benarkin State Forest, Benarkin , 4306|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.876073|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 11th November, 1996|
IN MEMORY OF THOSE COURAGEOUS SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT IN THE "BATTLE OF HILL 60" AT GALLIPOLI IN AUGUST 1915
THOSE PIONEER FORESTRY WORKERS WHOSE VISION AND HARD WORK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TODAY'S HOOP PINE PLANTATION
JOINT COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY
11 NOVEMBER 1996
DPI FORESTRY RSL AUSTRALIA