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A 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:Pacific Boulevarde, Esplanade Park, Buddina, 4575
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.703221
Long: 153.135361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:06-August-1915
Actual Event End Date:10-August-1915


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 2005
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This pine tree stands as a memorial to the Lone Pine Battle, Gallipoli, 1915.

It is a descendant of the original Lone Pine tree, from which seeds were taken and propagated in Australia.

It is planted here in remembrance of our ANZACS.

Dedicated on ANZAC Day 2005 by Mayor Don Aldoues  Caloundra City Council

Chas Hoeppen (President)  Kawana Waters RSL Sub-Branch
Donald Harris  Kawana Waters RSL Sub-Branch

Lest We Forget

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