Coronation Lamp & Boer War MemorialPrint Page
The Coronation Lamp and Boer War Memorial was erected on the 26 June 1902 as part of Mount Morgan’s coronation celebrations. The memorial was commissioned by the Municipal Council and is thought to be designed by Arthur Jenks who, at the time, was Clerk of Works for the erection of the Technical College. As well as commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII, it also honours the Mount Morgan troopers who fell in South Africa fighting under the Union Jack. It originally stood at the intersection of Morgan and East Streets, and although known as the Coronation Lamp, the lamp eventually became the site of Anzac Day celebrations, the first in 1915 and also of victory celebrations at the end of the First World War.
In 1947, the Coronation Lamp was relocated to Anzac Park when the main street was bitumenised.
|Address:||Morgan & West Streets, ANZAC Park, Mount Morgan, 4714|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -23.645645|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 26th June, 1902|
The Municipal Council
The Coronation Of
King Edward VII
Arthur C. MacKenzie
June 26, 1902
Of The Mount Morgan
Who Fell In
Fighting Under The
This Tablet Is Erected
June 26th 1902