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The memorial commemorates Thomas Henry Mahoney, a soldier who was killed in the South African (Boer) War.  Thomas Mahoney was a former pupil at the school. 

A monument to the late Trooper Thomas Mahoney, who was killed in the Wilmamrust disaster in South Africa last year, was unveiled in the State School grounds, Darraweit Guim on Wednesday afternoon. Although the weather was very unpropitious, there was a large gathering, amongst whom was Trooper J Mahony who was in the camp at Wilmansrust on the night his brother and others were killed. The monument is a substantial bluestone one, occupies a prominent position in the centre of the township, and bears a suitable inscription.
Argus (Melbourne),  21 June 1902. 

Location

Address:2 Darraweit Valley Road, Darraweit Guim Primary School, Darraweit Guim, 3756
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.400997
Long: 144.894042
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th June, 1902
Front Inscription

                   In  
           Memoriam
THOMAS HENRY MAHONEY
 (Victorian 5th Contingent) 
          Killed In Action 
       At "Wilmansrust"  
           
S. Africa, 
    June 12th, 1901; 
       Aged 21 Years.

Back Inscription

ERECTED 
     By
Public Subscription

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