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    Pine Tree Section

    ​​​This pine tree section, salvaged from one of the trees planted in the School grounds, was reputed to be seeded from Lone Pine, Gallipoli.​

    During the early days of World War I, the Turks had cut down all but one of the Aleppo pines that grew on the ridge at Gallipoli. The Australian soldiers called this tree ‘Lonesome Pine’, after a popular song of the time, when it was whittled away by shell fire. Some pine cones from the ridge were brought back to Australia, and thousands of pine trees now grow across the country, propagated from the Gallipoli cones.​