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Relief of Mafeking : 26-November-2011
Relief of Mafeking : 26-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Neil Follett

A tree commemorates the relief of Mafeking during the South African (Boer) War.

 

Location

Address:Castella Street, Melba Park, Lilydale, 3140
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755731
Long: 145.353036
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
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:Wednesday 13th June, 1900
Front Inscription

Relief of Mafeking

This tree was planted by the popele of Lilydale on 13th June 1900 to commemorate the gallant & successful defence of Mafeking, South Africa by Colonel Baden-Powell and his brave garrison during a siege by the Boers extending over a period of 209 days.

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