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18-December-2014
18-December-2014

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A monument commemorates the men from the Gippsland district who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) 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.

Location

Address:Princess Highway & Service Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.826371
Long: 147.629603
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
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 12th June, 1904
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Erected by the people of Gippsland to honour the memory of her soldiers who fell in the South African War
1899 - 1902

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Right Side Inscription
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Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP,VWHI
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