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12-June-2010
12-June-2010

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A monument commemorates those who served in the South African (Boer) War.

The Castlemaine South African War Memorial was unveiled on the 30th May 1903 by Lieutenant-Colonel McCay MP. The memorial paid tribute to those killed in action from the soldiers of Castlemaine district. The band played the march "Private Tommy Atkins" as a tribute to the fallen soldiers.

Castlemaine, 29th July. An influential gathering took place at the Town Hall last night, the Mayor (Cr. Van Henrck) presiding, to arrange for the erection of a suitable memorial to perpetuate the memories of the soldiers of the Castlemaine district, who were killed while fighting in South Africa. Among those present were Lieut.-Col. McCay, M.P., Major Field, and Capt-Adjt. Newell, representing 280 subscribers of the 4th Battalion I.B.: and Drs. WoolIey, Hill and Thompson. It was decided to erect an obelisk of Harcourt granite on the hill in Mostyn-street, between the English and Presbyterian Churches. Competitive designs will be called for a structure to cost about £150.
Bendigo Advertiser (Vic),  30 July 1902.

Location

Address:Mostyn Street, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.065433
Long: 144.215136
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:Saturday 30th May, 1903
Front Inscription

One Flag
One Nation
One Destiny

South African War
1899 - 1902

Back Inscription

        A Memorial
             Of The
War Services Of Soldiers
From Castlemaine And District.

     Erected
         By
Public Subscription

      1903.

 

Right Side Inscription

Killed In Action

[ Names ]

Source: MA,VMR,SKP
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