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The monument was originally erected as a fountain and lamp (known as the Transvaal Fountain) to commemorate those from Maitland who served in the South African (Boer) War. 

On the 30th May, 2004, a Memorial Wall was erected at the rear of the fountain and dedicated to the 275 volunteers from Maitland and the surrounding districts and to all those who served in the Boer War. 

A drinking fountain is to be erected in the Maitland Park, opposite the bowling green, to perpetuate the memory of those who served and fell in the Transvaal war. The Mayor (Alderman R. L. Pender) reported at last night's meeting that the matter had been before the last meeting of the Parks Committee. A certain amount ot money raised from concerts, etc., at the time of the Boer war, was in hand, and the trustees had decided to hand this over, but it would be necessary for council to supplement it to the extent of about £10. Colonel Nash, who was the sole survivlng trustee until two others were appointed recently to act with him, had undertaken the whole of the undertaking.

The Mayor was empowered to spend up to £20 if necessary in carrying out the project, and the whole matter was left in his hands.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 7 August 1929.


Address:Walker & Elgin Streets, Maitland Park, Maitland, 2320
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.741073
Long: 151.555135
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1929
Back Inscription

(Memorial Wall) 

This Anglo-Boer War 
   Memorial Wall 
was officially opened by:
Maj Gen Warren E Glenny 
on Sunday 30th May 2004
John Fenwick MP             Peter Blackmore
President Maitland RSL   Mayor of Maitland

To the memory of the 275 Volunteers from 
Maitland and 44 surrounding Towns & the 
13 Volunteers who paid the Supreme Sacrifice

To all Australians, British, Allied and Afrikaner Boers 
who served and to those who gave their lives in the 
Anglo-Boer War 1899 to 1902

To the 56,000 Civilian Afrikaner Men Women 
& Children and African Natives 
who died in the Concentration Camps

Clergy: Father Lex Levy     Catholic
            Rev. Roy Wootton   Anglican  
            Rev. F. Brouwer      Protestant

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