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11-July-2021 (Henry Moulds)
11-July-2021 (Henry Moulds)

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The fountain commemorates those from Tamworth who served in the South African (Boer) War.

A memorial fountain, which has been erected by the townspeople at the intersection of Brisbane and Marius streets to commemorate the sending of local troops to South Africa, was unveiled on Friday by Alderman H. C. Ison (Mayor of Tamworth) in the presence of about 2000 people. The Hon. J. Kidd (Minister for Mines and Agriculture) and Mr. R.J. Walsh, M.L.A., were also present.  An apology was received from the Premier regretting his inability to take part in the ceremony. Prior to the Mayor unveiling the memorial, a miltary procession which was formed along the drill-hall, passed along the principal streets headed by the Federal Band.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 28 September 1901.


Address:Marius Street, Railway War Memorial Park, Tamworth, 2340
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.087795
Long: 150.930636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 27th September, 1901
Front Inscription

H. C. Ison Mayor 1901

Erected by the citizens to commemorate the services of those men from Tamworth who fought for the Empire in the South African War of 1899  -  1902

Source: MA, SKP
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