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The marble tablet erected on church gates commemorate Septimus Osborne who died in 1935 at the age of 59. 

During the South African (Boer) War, a small Lancer group under the command of Lieutenant Septimus Osborne were referred to as 'The Fighting 28'. On 22nd November 1899, they had their first contact with the Boers at Thomas' Farm near Belmont Station some 160 kilometres north west of Colesberg. Septimus Osborne also served as a Captain in the First World War.

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Kangaroo Valley, was visited yesterday by the Lieutenant Governor (Sir Philip Street), the Archbishop of Sydney (Dr Mowll) and other clergy for the dedication of memorial gates in honour of the King's jubilee. The King`s Jubilee Memorial of Peace gates and walls were officially opened by Sir Philip Street and dedicated by Dr Mowll. Tablets on the gate pillars were also unveiled and stones were set in the main pillars to the memory of the Rev. G H Muzy, first rector of Kangaroo Valley and Mr. Septimus F. Osborne.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 31 July 1935.





Address:143 Moss Vale Road, Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Kangaroo Valley, 2577
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.735603
Long: 150.531913
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th July, 1938
Front Inscription

This tablet erected to the memory of Septimus Frank Osborne who served as Lieutenant in the Boer War and as Captain in the Great War

Died 25th April 1935
Aged 59 years

Stone was set by Sir Philip Street

30 / 7 / 1938

Source: H, MA
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