Lone Pine

This particular tree is one of special significance, planted in 2015 to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC Landing at Gallipoli.

Presented to then Governor The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO by Shenton College, the tree was officially dedicated on April 23, 2015.

The Lone Pine or Pinus brutia, is also commonly known as the Turkish pine, and  is a species of pine native to the eastern Mediterranean region.

This Government House pine was named in honour of the solitary tree that marked the site of the ‘Battle of Lone Pine’ on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

The battle was fought between August 6 and August 10, 1915, and by the time it was over around 2300 ANZACS, and 6000 Turks had been killed or wounded.

Lone Pine - Planted 2015
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