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The Aleppo Pine tree commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in April 1915 during World War One.   

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:32 Porters Lane, Yetholme Community Hall, Yetholme, 2795
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.447952
Long: 149.817613
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:Saturday 25th April, 2015
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Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis)

Planted by the citizens of Yetholme on 25 April 2015

To commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landing in Gallipoli in 1915

After the capture of the Lone Pine Ridge in Gallipoli on 6 August 1915 an Australian soldier who had taken part in the attack  in which his brother was killed found a cone of one of the branches used by the Turks as overhead cover for their trenches  and sent it to his mother.

From seed shed by it she raised a tree which was planted in the War Memorial grounds on 24 October 1934 in honour of her  own and others` sons who fell at Lone Pine.

This Aleppo Pine was grown from a seed taken from that Lone Pine tree planted in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial

We will remember them - Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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