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20-November-2021
20-November-2021

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald

Two trees were planted in memory of those from Mologa who served in World War One.

 

Location

Address:Jones Lane, Mologa, 3575
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.153342
Long: 144.184987
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th April, 2019
Left Side Inscription

This tree was planted on
25 April 2019
In remembrance of the service personnel of
     Mologa
     in WW1

Right Side Inscription

The story of the pine cones

After the battle, Lance Corporal Benjamin Charles Smith, 3rd Battalion, AIF, collected several pine cones from the branches used to cover the trenches.  This was done in commemoration of his brother Mark, who died on 6 August, and Smith sent the pine cones home to his mother.

From one of these cones Smith`s mother sowed several seeds and successfully raised two seedlings.  One was planted in Inverell, New South Wales, where both her sons had enlisted.  The other was presented to the Australian War Memorial, to be planted in its grounds in honour of her own and others` sons who fell at Lone Pine.

An Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) propagated from seeds collected from the Lone Pine tree planted in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, by HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, on 24 October 1934.

 

Source: MA
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