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26-November-2014
26-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Graeme Saunders

The Memorial Gates were erected to commemorate those who served in the South African (Boer) War.

The gates were erected by public subscription in memory of the patriotism of those who left the district to fight in the Boer War. The gates were opened by the Premier, Mr Irvine on the 23rd August 1903. Out of forty entries to an Australia wide design competition the local entry was judged the most appropriate. The gates were erected at a cost of £270 .
The Argus,(Melbourne), 25th August 1903.

Location

Address:Main Street, Central Park, Stawell, 3380
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.057702
Long: 142.774685
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Monument Manufacturer:George Kay & Co (Stawell, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd August, 1903
Front Inscription

Erected to Commemorate the Patriotism of Those who from this Town and District Served in the Boer War
1899-1902

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP
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