Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance

Dedicated to the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. This monument was erected to honour those Australian servicemen and women who served during world war one. Here you will find snippets of information not found in any tourist guide book!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Shrine 'Orientation' Day


When the new 'Lone Pine' tree was planted, a new plaque was set into the ground to notify future visitors of it's significance. The gardener chosen to 'plant' the plaque was not your average Einstein!

The story goes that he was being watched as he worked and it was noted that he had dug a square hole to recieve a diamond shaped plaque. ( See picture ).

When asked: "Why have you dug a square hole for a diamond shaped plaque?"

He answered: "I don't know how to dig a diamond shaped hole!"

Obviously he was not the sharpest tool in the shed!!

( For those that have missed the point , a diamond is a square rotated 45 degrees! )

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