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Boer War Plaque : 25-September-2011
Boer War Plaque : 25-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Two plaques commemorate the personnel who served in the South African (Boer) War 1899 -1902. The second plaque gives a detailed history of Australia`s role in the Boer War. 

As part of the British Empire, the Australian colonies offered troops for the war in South Africa. Australians served in contingents raised by the six colonies or, from 1901, by the new Australian Commonwealth. For a variety of reasons many Australians also joined British or South African colonial units in South Africa: some were already in South Africa when the war broke out; others either made their own way or joined local units after their enlistment in an Australian contingent ended. Recruiting was also done in Australia for units which already existed in South Africa, such as the Scottish Horse.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902

Dedication

Front Inscription

BOER WAR
South Africa
1899 - 1902

To the memory of the Australian men and women who served in
our State colonial contingents, the Australian Commonwealth Horse,
and other forces of the British Empire

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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