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09-May-2017
09-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The vintage horse troughs commemorate those who served in the South African (Boer) War.

Location

Address:Barkly Street, Memorial Park, Mornington, 3931
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.221811
Long: 145.036242
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2001
Front Inscription

These vintage horse troughs were unveiled to the memory of Boer War veterans by Mrs Dorothy Coventry & Mr Burnie Dingle

11AM  11th November 2001

 

 

Left Side Inscription

Boer War
1899   1902 
These vintage water troughs represent the actions of the Australian Mounted Riflemen in Britain`s South African War against the Dutch Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

`These men volunteered to help the old country` 

16175 men and 16314 horses left Australia to serve in this conflict

Total loss of life 518
The casualty list 1400

The horses did not teturn

Australian Nursing Sisters made their first appearance in the South African Boer War for Britannia`s Empire

This memorial is dedicated to those early Australians who fought to maintain and strengthen the Empire.  Perhaps the seed of what was to be recognised as "The ANZAC Spirit" were grown during these nineteenth century conflicts.

The Maori  The Sudan

Source: MA
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