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The Aleppo Pine (Pinus Halepensis) was presented by Legacy and the plaque was unveiled on 6 August 1999 in memory of those who fought in World War One. The plaque unveiling date being the anniversary of the start of the battle of Lone Pine on 6 August 1915.

The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Turkish forces during the First World War 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.



Address:340 Camberwell Road, Outside Library (Reserve Road), Camberwell , 3124
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.833712
Long: 145.059143
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:06-August-1915
Actual Event End Date:10-August -1915


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th August, 1999
Front Inscription

Descendant Of The Original
Lone Pine of Gallipoli
Presented By Legacy

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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