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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura

Lone Pine Memorial, Leura
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, 1919 tree with two plaques at its base and two flagpoles in front
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, 1919 tree with two plaques at its base
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, close-up of left plaque for 1919 tree
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, close-up of right plaque for 1919 tree
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, the tree planted in 2015 by Mr Turner, with the plaque at its base
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, close-up of plaque for tree planted by Mr Turner
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, close-up of plaque for the second 2015 tree planted by Mr Keskintepe
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, large bushrock with three plaques
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Lone Pine Memorial, Leura, signpost
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Description / Background

This memorial consists of three trees, one planted in 1919 and two planted in 2015. The largest of the trees was planted in July 1919 by Alderman Chas Dash, who was responsible for organising the memorial. Two bushrocks are positioned at the base of the tree, bearing dedication plaques. Two flagpoles are located in front of the tree, which were added at a later stage. 

The two smaller trees were planted on 18 April 2015 by Mr Brian Turner, President of the Katoomba RSL and His Excellency Mr Reha Keskintepe, Ambassador of Turkey. These trees also have bushrocks at their bases, with plaques attached recording the details of the occasion.

To the left of the 1919 tree is a large bushrock with three plaques attached. It was dedicated on 11 November 2018. The third plaque explains the stone was erected "in memory of the 14 men from Leura who did not return from World War 1, represented by the 14 plane trees planted nearby, circa 1919."

The memorial is located within a clearing along the Lone Lyrebird Track, which is accessible from Gordon Falls Reserve at the corner of Lone Pine Avenue and Olympian Parade. It is signposted along the track and also from the Lone Pine Avenue and Memorial Gates, Leura.

Inscription

1919 tree, left plaque

This Pine Tree was planted
in July 1919 to honour the men of Leura
who served in the Great War
1914-1918.

The names of these men
can be found on the stone gates at the
eastern end of Malvern Road.

1919 tree, right plaque

LONE PINE PEACE PARK

This tree planted by
Alderman Chas Dash
1919

2015 tree 1, plaque

LONE PINE PEACE PARK
18th April 2015

This tree planted by 
Mr Brian Turner RFD President
Katoomba R.S.L.

2015 tree 2, plaque

LONE PINE PEACE PARK
18th April 2015

This tree planted by 
His Excellency Mr Reha Keskintepe
Ambassador of Turkey

Large bushrock, top plaque

Chas Dash was Mayor of Katoomba
Municipality
1915 and 1921

with his commitee he was responsible for the 
construction of Lone Pine Memorial Park

Refer to "Trove" Mitchell Library Sydney for full details of this site

Large bushrock, middle plaque

Dept of Veterans Affairs grants secured by
Roza Sage MP Susan Templeman MHR

[logos: Rotary International Central Blue; Australian Red Cross; RSL Australia; Blue Mountains City Council; Celebrating NAIDOC Week; the Australian Goverment]

Many Aboriginal men served in WW1

Large bushrock, bottom plaque

LONE PINE MEMORIAL & PEACE PARK

This stone was unveiled by Judy Harper on behalf of Red Cross Australia
and 
Air Commordore Ian Scott AM on the Armistice Day Centenary
11th November 2018

In memory of the 14 men from Leura who did not return from World War 1
Represented by the 14 plane trees planted nearby
Circa 1919

Signpost

Lone Pine Memorial Planting

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Address
Lone Pine Peace Park
Cnr Malvern Road and Balmoral Street
Leura NSW 2780
Local Government Area
Blue Mountains, City of
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Stone/bushrock
Recorded by
NSW War Memorials Register
Year of construction
1919, 2015 and 2018
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18