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St Arnaud Boer War Memorial
St Arnaud Boer War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Tim Fitzgerald / Roger Johnson

The fountain commemorates those from the district who served in the South African (Boer) War. It was originally situated in a memorial park flanked by four small cannons and bounded by an iron palisade fence. The Memorial was moved to its current site some time in the 1930s.

Monument charateristics :

Consists of a bluestone base and white granite plinth, with drinking fountains and brass relief insignia, and a short Doric column and urn in polished red granite with an engraved dedication.

A committee of ladies has a fund of £95 17s 10d towards the erection of a memorial fountain in honor of St. Arnaud’s soIdiers who took part in the Boer war. It has been decided to invite applications for designs for a fountain, the cost of which is not to exceed £l00, Sir W. Bray, sen., guaranteeing to contribute the balance to make up that amount. 
Excerpt from Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 June 1903.

Location

Address:Market & Napier Streets, St Arnaud, 3478
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.615778
Long: 143.257666
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
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1903
Front Inscription

            Erected
                 To
Commemorate The Part Taken
In The South African War Of
         1899 - 1902
By Volunteers From
St Arnaud And District.
           1903.

Pte H.E. SCHULTZE
Killed At Belmont,
25th Nov 1899

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Lieut W. SKENE
Killed At Nooitgedacht
13th Dec 1900

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP, VHD
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