Bunya Mountains Lone Pine Memorial

Location of Bunya Mountains Lone Pine Memorial

To be confirmed
Bunya Mountains QLD 4405

The Bunya Mountains Lone Pine was planted and dedicated during the Anzac Service 2005. Members of the Bunya Mountains community planted the Lone Pine in 2005 to create a living memorial around which to hold a service each Anzac Day in the Bunya Mountains. Each year, members of the community organise and conduct a service also attended by visitors to the mountain.

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Inscription
To be confirmed
Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Garden/avenue/tree
Commemorative services held

Anzac Day Service

Additional information

The Bunya Mountains Lone Pine or Plateau 400 was the scene of a major offensive launched by 1st Australian Infantry Division on 6 August 1915. The Turks had cut down all but one of the trees (Aleppo Pine, Pinus halipensis) on the ridge to use as overhead cover for their trenches. In three days of mainly hand to hand fighting the 1st Division lost more than 2000 men. Turkish Losses exceeded 7000. Seven Victoria Crosses were awarded for heroism.

Lance Corporal Benjamin Smith 3rd Battalion whose brother was killed at the battle of Lone Pine Ridge sent a cone home to his mother. Mrs McCullen kept this cone for thirteen years before planting the seed in 1928. She grew 2 seedlings. One was planted at the Australian War Memorial in October 1934 by the Duke of Gloucester. The Bunya Mountains Lone Pine is a descendant of that tree.

Recorded by
Terry Joyce
Date recorded
8 April 2009

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