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03-April-2016 (Joanne Klein)
03-April-2016 (Joanne Klein)

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A kiosk commemorates those from Charters Towers who served in the Boer War.

During the Boer War a South African Patriotic Fund was established in Charters Towers to assist families and soldiers affected by the war in Africa. ₤1200 was left in the fund after the war and the Municipal Council suggested that a kiosk be built in Lissner Park as a memorial to Charters Towers people who served in the war.

An honour board, erected at the western end of the kiosk, contains the names of those soldiers from the district who served.

The Kiosk in Lissner Park, the erection of which has just been completed, will be officially opened tonight by His Worship the Mayor, Alderman S. H. Thorp.  This fine building has been erected as a tribute of memory to those of our citizens who served in the volunteer forces in South Africa, and a special invitation bus been issued to the returned volunteers at present resident here, to be present at the ceremony. 
The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld), 13 October 1910. 

Location

Address:Deane Street, Lissner Park, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.072006
Long: 146.260764
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 Designer:F. Jorgensen

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th October, 1910
Front Inscription

Plaque 1:

1st Queensland Contingent [Names]
2nd Queensland Contingent [Names]
3rd Queensland Contingent [Names]
4th Queensland Contingent [Names]
5th (Q.I.B.) Contingent [Names]
6th (Q.I.B.) Contingent [Names]

Plaque 2:

This Kiosk Was Erected To the Memory Of The Volunteers Who Left Charters Towers To Take Part In The South African War During 1899 - 1902   

Publicly Opened By The Right Worshipful The Mayor Alderman Sydney H. Thorp 
13th Oct. 1910.

Plaque 3:

1st Australian Commonwealth Horse [Names]
3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse [Names]
7th Australian Commonwealth Horse [Names]

Source: MA,MIV,SKP
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