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The Boer War Memorial commemorates the men from the Gippsland district who died in the South African War.
The ceremony of unveiling the handsome monument that has been erected in the Main street reserve to perpetuate the memory of the brave lads from Gippsland who found graves in South Africa, was performed on Friday at Bairnsdale in the presence of a very large gathering of the residents of the town and district. Dr Duncan, as chairman of the memorial committee, briefly outlined the history of the movement leading up to the erection of the memorial, and then called upon Mr A. M'Lean, M.H.R., to perform the ceremony of unveiling.
The Maffra Spectator (Vic), 15 June 1903.
|Address:||Main & Service Streets, Bairnsdale, 3875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.826294|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 12th June, 1904|
ERECTED By The People Of Gippsland To Honour The Memory Of Her Soldiers Who Fell In The South African War 1899 - 1902
L/Cpl W.D.MAYS Bairnsdale
Pte A.T.WOODMAN "
-- R.McGREGOR Lindenow