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Moorabbin Boer War Memorial : 19-September-2012
Moorabbin Boer War Memorial : 19-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Moorabbin Boer War Memorial was originally a fountain erected by public subscription and unveiled by the Premier, Mr Bent, on the 7th May 1904. It honoured the men from Moorabbin Shire who saw active service in the Boer War. The memorial was unveiled on the 7th May 1904. 

The memorial was designed and erected by Mr Wilson of Surrey Hills. It originally stood in Cheltenham Park but was relocated in 1999 to the rear of the Cheltenham RSL.

At a "Welcome Home" tendered to Corporal Ethell, Privates Duff, Reynolds, Redston, Spears, Monk and Black, of the Fifth Contingent, at Cheltenham, it was decided to erect a drinking fountain to perpetuate the memory of all "Moorabbinites" who had seen active service in South Africa. The site chosen is near the mechanics' institute, at the corner of Charman and Point Nepean roads. The cost is estimated at £100, of which £27 was subscribed in the room. It is hoped that the unveiling ceremony will take place on Coronation day. Captain Staynes, the Rev. A. Caffin, Messrs. Penny and Comport, J's.P., Reynolds, Daff and Rippon were appointed to receive donations, and Mr. J. Merriman will act as secretary.
Age (Melbourne), 13 May 1902.


 

 

Location

Address:Centre Dandenong Road, Memorial Precinct, Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL , Cheltenham, 3192
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.968847
Long: 145.089432
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:Mr Wilson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th May, 1904
Front Inscription

IN MEMORIAM 
Trooper W. CHRISTIE
Died at Rustenburg 1900
F. CLAY 
Killed In Action At
Elandschock 1901
J COLLINS 
Killed In Action At
Wilmansrust 1901
F.FISHER 
Died 

      Returned
     [ Names ]

   Lest We Forget

         Erected
            By
The Residents Of Moorabbin
To Perpetuate The Noble Deeds Of
Our Moorabbin Boys
Whose Names Are Inscribed Hereon
Who Volunteered And Fought
For The Empire In The
South African War 1899-1902

Left Side Inscription

Returned
[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Unveiled By
The Hon. T. Bent Premier
On The 7th May 1904 

Right Side Inscription

Returned
[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP,RHSV
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