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Boer War Fountain : 28-January-2012 (Sandra Brown)
Boer War Fountain : 28-January-2012 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by David Evans OAM / Sandra Brown

A fountain commemorates those from Tamworth who served in the South African (Boer) War.

A memorial fountain, which has been erected by the townspeople at the intersection of Brisbane and Marius streets to commemorate the sending of local troops to South Africa, was unveiled on Friday by Alderman H. C. Ison (Mayor of Tamworth) in the presence of about 2000 people. The Hon. J. Kidd (Minister for Mines and Agriculture) and Mr. R.J. Walsh, M.L.A., were also present.  An apology was received from the Premier regretting his inability to take part in the ceremony. Prior to the Mayor unveiling the memorial the Mayor unveiling the memorial, a miltary procession which was formed along the drill-hall, passed along the principal streets headed by the Federal Band.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 28 September 1901.

Location

Address:Marius Street, Railway War Memorial Park, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.087795
Long: 150.930636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
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:Friday 27th September, 1901
Front Inscription

H. C. Ison Mayor 1901

        Erected
    By The Citizens
  To Commemorate
     The Services Of
Those Men From Tamworth
Who Fought For The Empire
In The South African War Of
      1899  -  1902

Source: MA, SKP
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