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15-December-2014
15-December-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Bazaar & Sussex Streets, Queens Park, Behind War Memorial, Maryborough, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.536855
Long: 152.704818
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902

Dedication

Front Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE BOER WAR

SOUTH AFRICA
1899 - 1902.

AUSTRALIA'S FIRST CONFLICT
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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