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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.
|Address:||Marius Street, Railway War Memorial Park, Tamworth, 2340|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.087795|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 27th September, 1901|
H. C. Ison Mayor 1901
By The Citizens
The Services Of
Those Men From Tamworth
Who Fought For The Empire
In The South African War Of
1899 - 1902