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A monument commemorates freedom fighter Georgi Nikolov Delchev also known as Gotse Delchev.

Georgi Nikolov Delchev (1872–1903)) was an important revolutionary figure in Ottoman-ruled Macedonia and Thrace at the turn of the 20th century. He was one of the leaders of what is commonly known today as Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO), a paramilitary organization active in the Ottoman territories in Europe at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

Gotse Delchev died on May 4, 1903 in a skirmish with the Turkish police near the village of Banitsa, probably after betrayal by local villagers, as rumours asserted, while preparing the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising. In 1914, with a royal decree of Tsar Ferdinand I, a pension for life was granted to his father Nikola Delchev, because of the merits of his sons to the freedom of Macedonia.


Address:148 Crittenden Road, Macedonian Community of Adelaide, Findon, 5023
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.897475
Long: 138.535708
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th April, 1968
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[ Macedonian Inscription ]

This monument is erected in commemoration of those Australians and Macedonians who gave their lives in two world wars in the defence of freedom

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