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12-April-2022 (Fiona Morrison)
12-April-2022 (Fiona Morrison)

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The vintage horse troughs commemorate those who served in the South African (Boer) War.


Address:Barkly Street, Mornington & District Memorial Park, Mornington, 3931
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.221811
Long: 145.036242
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2001
Front Inscription

These vintage horse troughs were unveiled to the memory of Boer War veterans by Mrs Dorothy Coventry & Mr Burnie Dingle

11AM  11th November 2001



Left Side Inscription

Boer War
1899   1902 
These vintage water troughs represent the actions of the Australian Mounted Riflemen in Britain`s South African War against the Dutch Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

`These men volunteered to help the old country` 

16175 men and 16314 horses left Australia to serve in this conflict

Total loss of life 518
The casualty list 1400

The horses did not return

Australian Nursing Sisters made their first appearance in the South African Boer War for Britannia`s Empire

This memorial is dedicated to those early Australians who fought to maintain and strengthen the Empire.  Perhaps the seed of what was to be recognised as "The ANZAC Spirit" were grown during these nineteenth century conflicts.

The Maori  The Sudan

Right Side Inscription

These vintage horse troughs were given to the citizens of Mornington & District by Robert and Naomi Lettieri Warncoort via Colac Victoria for a memorial to the Boer War Conflict

Located here April 2000

Source: MA
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