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The Lone Pine tree and memorial plaque commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in April 1915 and those who served in World War One. 

The tree was planted by Cadet Corporal Liam Geary and Lance Corporal Michael Lobley, from A Battalion, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Lavarack Barracks and the memorial plaque was unveiled by RSL Robbie Robinson, RSL Qld.     

On 25 April 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at what is now called Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

For the vast majority of the 16,000 Australians and New Zealanders who landed on that first day, this was their first experience of combat. By that evening, 2000 of them had been killed or wounded.

The Gallipoli campaign was a military failure. However, the traits that were shown there – bravery, ingenuity, endurance and mateship – have become enshrined as defining aspects of the Australian character.




Address:97 - 113 Towers Street, Charters Towers High School, Charters Towers, 4820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.080454
Long: 146.259312
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th April, 2015
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au