Inverell Lone Pine

Description

One of the two original Lone Pine trees to be grown in Australia from seeds collected from cones sent from Lone Pine in Gallipoli. This significant tree has an accompanying concrete seat with plaque attached.

Mrs G.T. McMullen wrote to the Inverell Municipal Council in January 1930 offering to give them a tree she had grown from seeds sent to her from Gallipoli. In reply, she was asked to send the tree to Inverell, where it was planted in Victoria Park and thrived. 

More information about these historic Lone Pines can be found at the Australian War Memorial's website.

Inscription

Lone Pine Seedling
Raised by Mrs G.T. McMullen from a seed of the Pine Tree at Lone Pine, Gallipoli beneath which her son, Corporal M.A. Smith made the supreme sacrifice.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte Mark Alexander Smith World War 1 KIA 6.8.1915 1092 AIF 4th Aust Inf Battalion Gallipoli view
Address
81 Vivian Street
Victoria Park
Inverell NSW 2360
Local Government Area
  • Inverell Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1930
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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