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The Lone Pine tree was planted to commemorate 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and the Battle of Lone Pine which commenced on the 6th August 1915 during World War One.


Address:80 - 82 Newall Street, Marnoo Primary School, Marnoo, 3387
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.676793
Long: 142.870119
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 29th May, 2015
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                  The Lone Pine

On August 6th, 1915, the 1st Australian Infantry Division 
launched a major offensive at Plateau 400 at Gallipoli,
Turkey. The ridges were once clothed with the 
Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) however, they had been 
cut down to cover and line trenches, leaving one solitary 
pine.  Hence it became know as Lone Pine Ridge. 
In the 3 days of fighting the A.N.Z.A.C.`s lost 2000 men 
and the Turks losses were estimated at 7000.

[ Photograph - Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli, Turkey]

Sgt Keith McDowell of the 24th Battalion brought back 
a pine cone and gave it to his aunt, Mrs Emma Gray, of 
Warrnambool, Vic.  Four seedlings were grown and
planted at several Shrines of Remembrance in Victoria.

To commemorate 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli 
this tree was planted by the students of Marnoo
Primary School on the 29th May 2015.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au