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South African War Memorial
South African War Memorial

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The War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action while serving in the South African (Boer) War. The memorial is a bronze statue of a soldier on a granite base. 

There was a large assemblage on the afternoon of 11th November, when the ceremony of unveiling the soldiers' memorial statue was performed by Brigadier-General Gordon in the presence of a muster of branches of the defence forces. The statue, which is in bronze, is mounted on a massive granite base, on the foot of which is the following inscription: — "Bendigo's tribute to the memory of the Australian soldiers who, in the South African war of 1899 - 1902 gave their lives for Queen and Empire. The statue was modelled by Mr.J. Walker, a young Bendigonian, who has been studying for two or three years under Mr. A. T. Woodward art instructor at the local school of mines. 
Leader (Melbourne), 19 November 1904.

Location

Address:Pall Mall & Sydney Myer Place, Bendigo, 3550
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.758307
Long: 144.279917
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
Monument Designer:John Walker (Bendigo, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 1904
Front Inscription

BENDIGO`S TRIBUTE
To The Memory Of Australian Soldiers
Who In The South African War
Of 1899-1902 Gave Their Lives
For Queen And Empire.

Source: MA,VMR,SKP,CRE
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