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A monument commemorates those who served in the Boer War.
Around 16,000 Australians volunteered to fight for Britain against the Dutch-Afrikaner, or Boer, settlers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. It remains Australia's third-worst conflict in terms of casualties.
When the Boer War broke out in 1899, Australia was made up of six colonies that were on the verge of becoming a federation. The war was seen as an opportunity for Australia to show its commitment to Britain and to define its identity.
|Address:||Bazaar & Sussex Streets, Queens Park, Behind War Memorial, Maryborough, 4650|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -25.536855|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE BOER WAR
1899 - 1902.
AUSTRALIA'S FIRST CONFLICT