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Coronation Lamp & South African (Boer) War MemorialPrint Page Print this page

The Coronation Lamp and South African (Boer) War Memorial was erected on the 26 June 1902 as part of Mount Morgan’s coronation celebrations.

It 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 died in service or were killed in action 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 World War One

In 1947, the Coronation Lamp was relocated to ANZAC Park when the main street was bitumenised.

 

Location

Address:Morgan & West Streets, ANZAC Park, Mount Morgan, 4714
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.645645
Long: 150.384941
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 26th June, 1902
Front Inscription

Erected by the Municipal Council to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII

Arthur C. MacKenzie
Mayor

  June 26, 1902

Left Side Inscription

In memoriam of the Mount Morgan troopers who fell in South Africa fighting under the Union Jack

This tablet is erected June 26th 1902

Source: MA,MIV,QWMR, QHR
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