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Relief of Mafeking Tree
Relief of Mafeking Tree

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Trees, planted in 1902, commemorate the relief of the Siege of Mafeking during the South African (Boer) War.

The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous British action in the Second Boer War. It took place at the town of Mafeking (now Mahikeng) in South Africa over a period of 217 days, from October 1899 to May 1900, and turned Robert Baden-Powell, who went on to found the Scouting Movement, into a national hero. The Relief of Mafeking (the lifting of the siege) was a decisive victory for the British and a crushing defeat for the Boers.


Address:Wallace Street (Wimmera Highway) , Apsley Hall, Apsley, 3319
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.968078
Long: 141.082308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:01-June-1902


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1902
Front Inscription

This tree was planted by W. Laidlaw Esq to commemorate the relief of Mafeking 1902

Source: MA,SKP, VWHI
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