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Newington College Gallipoli Lone Pine

Newington College Gallipoli Lone Pine
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Description / Background

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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200 Stanmore Road
Newington College
Stanmore NSW 2048
Local Government Area
Inner West Council
Memorial type
Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
David Roberts, Newington College
Dedication date
25 April 2009
First World War, 1914–18