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The Boer War Memorial was originally erected as a fountain and lamp (known as the Transvaal Fountain) in memory of those from Maitland who served in the Boer War 1899 -1901.
On the 30th May, 2004, a Memorial Wall was erected at the rear of the fountain and dedicated to the 275 volunteers from Maitland and the surrounding districts and to all those who served in the Boer War.
A drinking fountain is to be erected in the Maitland Park, opposite the bowling green, to perpetuate the memory of those who served and fell in the Transvaal war. The Mayor (Alderman R. L. Pender) reported at last night's meeting that the matter had been before the last meeting of the Parks Committee. A certain amount ot money raised from concerts, etc., at the time of the Boer war, was in hand, and the trustees had decided to hand this over, but it would be necessary for council to supplement it to the extent of about £10. Colonel Nash, who was the sole survivlng trustee until two others were appointed recently to act with him, had undertaken the whole of the undertaking.
The Mayor was empowered to spend up to £20 if necessary in carrying out the project, and the whole matter was left in his hands.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 7 August 1929.
|Address:||Walker Street, Maitland Park, Maitland, 2320|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.741073|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||Circa 1929|
This Anglo-Boer War
was officially opened by:
Maj Gen Warren E Glenny
AO RFD ED Retd
on Sunday 30th May 2004
John Fenwick MP Peter Blackmore
President Maitland RSL Mayor of Maitland
To the memory of the 275 Volunteers from Maitland and 44 surrounding Towns & the 13 Volunteers who paid the Supreme Sacrifice
To all Australians, British, Allied and Afrikaner Boers
who served and to those who gave their lives in the
Anglo-Boer War 1899 to 1902
To the 56,000 Civilian Afrikaner Men Women
& Children and African Natives
who died in the Concentration Camps
Clergy: Father Lex Levy Catholic
Rev. Roy Wootton Anglican
Rev. F. Brouwer Protestant
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