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30-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)
30-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / Arthur Garland / John Huth / Henry Moulds

The pine tree commemorates the Battle of Lone Pine which was conducted during the Gallipoli campaign in World War One.

During World War One, the Battle of Lone Pine was intended as a tactical diversion from attempts by New Zealand and Australian units to force a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter in the north at Chunuk Bair and Hill 971.

The Lone Pine attack, launched by the 1st Brigade, AIF, took place in the late afternoon of 6 August 1915 and pitched Australian forces against formidable entrenched Turkish positions, sections of which were securely roofed over with pine logs. In some instances the attackers had to break in through the roofs of the trench systems in order to engage the defenders. The main Turkish trench was taken within 20 minutes of the initial charge, but this was the prelude to four days of intense hand-to-hand fighting, resulting in more than 2,000 Australian casualties. Turkish losses were estimated at 7,000. Seven Australians were awarded the Victoria Cross for this battle.


Address:Main Street, Memorial Hall, Augathella, 4477
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.795053
Long: 146.584702
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au