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26-March-2016
26-March-2016

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The pine tree was planted as a living memorial to the ANZACS at ANZAC Cove and at The Battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli during World War One. 

On 25 April 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at what is now called Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

For the vast majority of the 16,000 Australians and New Zealanders who landed on that first day, this was their first experience of combat. By that evening, 2000 of them had been killed or wounded.

The Gallipoli campaign was a military failure. However, the traits that were shown there – bravery, ingenuity, endurance and mateship – have become enshrined as defining aspects of the Australian character.

During World War One, the battle of Lone Pine was intended as a tactical diversion from attempts by New Zealand and Australian units to force a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter in the north at Chunuk Bair and Hill 971.

The Lone Pine attack, launched by the 1st Brigade, AIF, took place in the late afternoon of 6 August 1915 and pitched Australian forces against formidable entrenched Turkish positions, sections of which were securely roofed over with pine logs. In some instances the attackers had to break in through the roofs of the trench systems in order to engage the defenders. The main Turkish trench was taken within 20 minutes of the initial charge, but this was the prelude to four days of intense hand-to-hand fighting, resulting in more than 2,000 Australian casualties. Turkish losses were estimated at 7,000. Seven Australians were awarded the Victoria Cross for this battle.

 

 

Location

Address:Main Street, , Buderim, 4566
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.684776
Long: 153.056418
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 2015
Front Inscription

Buderim
Lone Pine
Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis)

This Lone Pine has been
planted as a living memorial
and legacy of the 2015 ANZAC
Centenary.

It stands as a symbol of the
courage, resilience, teamwork
and sacrifice demonstrated by
the ANZACs, particularly at the
dawn landing at ANZAC Cove
and the Battle of Lone Pine
during the Gallipoli campaign.

This tree is a descendant
of the Gallipoli Lone Pine, a
solitary tree on the Gallipoli
Peninsula, which marked the
site of the Battle of Lone Pine
in 1915.

 

 

Source: MA
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