2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government is interviewing WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
Pine tree planted from seed propgated from a pine cone taken from the Lone Pine ridge at Gallipoli, with a bronze commemorative/explanatory tablet on a plinth. The pine was planted some years ago and the tablet was set in 2009.
The Gallipoli Lone Pine
During the 1914-1918 Great War, Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915 to attack Turkish forces. Eight months later they withdrew. One significant battle occurred on the ridge where a lone pine stood. ANZAC forces finally occupied the Turkish position, but with the tragic loss of 2,227 men. Turkish losses were around 5,000. During the withdrawal from ANZAC Cove, an Australian soldier picked up a pine cone and brought it home, where the seeds were propagated
Since 1933, when the pines became of good size and yielded more seedlings, Legacy arranged for pine trees to be distributed to schools and interested groups to help keep the memory of the Gallipoli Lone Pine alive.
Hence our enduring celebration of ANZAC Day on 25th April each year as a symbol of our nation`s pride courage & sense of service to others.
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