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A monument commemorates Trooper Henry Black who died during the South African (Boer) War.

Sunday afternoon there was a very large gathering at the unveiling of the monument erected to the memory  of the fallen soldier H. Black, who went from here to the South African war. After the singing of the hymn, "O God Our Help in Ages Past," Canon de Coetlogon asked Mrs. D. Campbell, sen., to unveil the monument, which disclosed a very neat work in freestone in two colours, with crossed rifles and arms, etc., inscribed.
Examiner (Launceston), 13th January 1904


Address:Main Street, Cressy Anglican Church, Cressy, 7302
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.689548
Long: 147.079218
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:18-April-1900
Actual Event End Date:18-April-1900
Monument Designer:Wilmot (Launceston, TAS)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th January, 1904
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of Cressy in memory of Trooper Henry, M, Black

1st Tasmanian Contingent who died of enteric fever 18th April 1900, at Bloemfontien South Africa  

Aged 20 years & 7 months.

Wilmot L,N,S,Ton



Source: MA,NMC
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