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South Melbourne South African War Memorial
South Melbourne South African War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The fountain commemorates the Jubilee of the City of South Melbourne and the departure of several men for the South African War, listing the names of those who died there, including Major G. A. Eddy.

Location

Address:Bank Street, South Melbourne Town Hall, South Melbourne, 3205
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.834609
Long: 144.959908
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Monument Designer:G. H. Henderson (manager, G Dawes, Carlton)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th May, 1905
Front Inscription

          1905  

    THIS MEMORIAL
        Is Erected By
The MAYOR COUNCILLORS And
CITIZENS of SOUTH MELBOURNE
—To Commemorate —
The JUBILEE of the CITY And
The Departure Of The Several
Victorian Contingents
Who Fought The Battles Of The
QUEEN And EMPIRE 
              In
    SOUTH AFRICA

Back Inscription

Of The 140 Residents Of This City
Who Left By The Several Contingents
The Following Lost Their Lives

Major, G. A. Eddy
Sergt. T. P. Mohan
Lance Corporal, J. A. Smith
   "             "        R. Topham
Private, C. Glinn
     "       C. Moore
     "       J. B. McCann
     "       J. E. White

Source: MA,VMR,SKP
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