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Oatley Park Lone Pine

Oatley Park Lone Pine
Oatley Park Lone Pine War Memorial - in leafy setting
Oatley Park Lone Pine War Memorial - in leafy setting 2
Oatley Park Lone Pine War Memorial - plaque 1 up close
Oatley Park Lone Pine War Memorial - plaque 2 up close
Oatley Park Lone Pine War Memorial - plaque 3 up close
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Description / Background

The memorial consists of a pine tree grown from a pine cone recovered from the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. This tree is one of only two grown from a pine cone taken the Lone Pine tree itself, that is the one which stood in the middle of the battlefield. There are three plaques at the base of the pine pointing out its significance.

The tree is likely to be a Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia). It is said to be a sister to the trees at Wattle Park and the Shrine of Remembrance in Victoria.

Oatley Park is easily accessible by car or public transport to Oatley Railway Station.

Brief timeline

  • 25 November 1887 – public notice of the area set aside as a park. 
  • 29 May 1888 – gazetted as a public park.
  • 1920 – first Lone Pine planted.
  • 17 December 1986 – second plaque unveiled. 
  • 13 August 1995 – third plaque unveiled. 

Plaque 1

Municipality of Hurstville

This tree was grown from a seed of the original "Lone Pine" at Gallipoli of Anzac tradition in The Great War of 1914 - 1918. Citizens are asked to respect the tree in honour of the epic courage and sacrifice of which it is a living symbol. Geo. R. Morris - Town Clerk.

Plaque 2

Hurstville City Council

During 1942 to 1943 Army units including the 12th and 26th Field Companies R.A.E. [Royal Australian Engineers] encamped in Oatley Park and were extended hospitality by members of the local community. This plaque was unveiled by His Worship The Mayor of Hurstville Alderman B. McDonald on 17th Dec 1986 to acknowledge the Army occupation of Oatley Park during World War II and to commemorate the centenary of the proclamation of Oatley Park. B. McDonald Mayor. H. E. J. Wallace City Manager.

Plaque 3

Hurstville City Council

This tree is one of two trees that grew from pine cones obtained from Lone Pine, Gallipoli and planted in in 1920 by Owen Jones Davies, a World War I Veteran. The ashes of Owen Jones Davies were scattered around this tree by his son, John  Davies, on Anzac Sunday, 20th April, 1958. This plaque, provided by the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch, was unveiled by His Worship the Mayor of Hurstville, Councillor Bryan McDonald on 13th August, 1995. Clr B. McDonald, JP Mayor. H.E.J. Wallace, F.I.M.M. General Manager. 

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Oatley Park
1 Dame Mary Gilmore Road
Oatley NSW 2223
Local Government Area
Georges River Council
Memorial type
Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
William Wright. Robert McLardy.
Year of construction
Dedication date
13 August 1995
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45