Historical information

A letter from Mrs Alwyn Drysdale on behalf of her husband Bob, to accompany photos of pine trees planted by him over time in various towns and schools. The trees had been organised by Legacy as part of their Lone Pine programme and he wanted to provide an update of their growth. Since the early 1970s Legacy had a commemorative programme of providing trees grown from seeds from Gallipoli to various towns throughout Australia. See the Lone Pine brochure at 00593. These trees were planted in the early 2000s. Melbourne Legacy's Commemoration Committee was responsible for the collection, propagation and dedication of Lone Pines from the 24th Battalion tree at the Shrine of Remembrance. On the 14th September 1989 further seedlings were collected with the hope to raise 1,000 trees from the seeds. Thus, Legacy is helping to keep the memory of the Gallipoli "Lone Pine" alive - its spirit living on today. Presentations are made to schools, ex-service organisations and interested bodies by Legacy Clubs in the hope that they will be cherished as a symbol of nationhood and of its just pride, devotion, courage, selflessness and sense of service to others.

Significance

A record of tree planting of Lone Pine trees and their progress.

Physical description

Colour photo x 10 of pine trees and a letter.

Inscriptions & markings

00746.1 Letter to Carmel at Legacy from Mrs Alwyn Drysdale of Kyabram. 00746.2 Kyabram Secondary College. Planted 10/9/1998. 00746.3 St Augustine's College, Kyabram. Planted 11/11/1998 00746.4 Girgarre Primary School. Planted 11/11/1999 00746.5 Tongala Aged Care Hostel. Planted 25.4.2000 00746.6 Merrigum Primary School. Planted 1.9.2000 00746.7 Kyabram and District Memorial Hospital. Planted 19/1/2001 00746.8 Tongala Primary School "Lone Pine" planted 2/9/2003, taken 31/7/2008 00746.9 "Warramunda" Village for Aged. Planted 13/9/2003 00746.10 St. Pat's College Tongala. Planted 11/11/2004 00746.11 Stanhope Primary School. Lone Pine planted 15/8/2005, taken 27/7/2008