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South African War Memorial
South African War Memorial

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Commemorates Essendon citizens who served in the South African (Boer) War


Address:Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, 3039
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.76
Long: 144.92
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Monument Designer:J. Oliver


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th August, 1902
Front Inscription

To commemorate the accession to the throne of King Edward VIII.

This was erected by the mayor Cr. W. K. Park J.P. 30th August 1936 and to honour Essendon citizens who took part in the South African War.

These volunteers from the town of Essendon also served in the South african War, 1899 - 1902

Left Side Inscription

South African War 1899 - 1902 [Names]

Back Inscription

Town of Essendon. This rockery constructed by the council was commenced on peace proclamation day South African War 2nd June 1902.

This stone was laid by Mrs W. J. Mountain J Mayoress of Essendon in the Coronation Day of His Majesty King Edward VII 9th August 1902.

Councillors W.J. Mountain J Mayor. J. Notman G. J. Mauger A.E. Young J.G. Allman.J.P. J.J. Rogers A.F.Showers C.B. Leith J.D. Downing W. Cattanagh Town Clerk J.Oliver Curator & Designer

Right Side Inscription

South African War 1899 - 1902 [Names]

Source: MA
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