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South African War Memorial
South African War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action while serving in the South African (Boer) War. It is a bronze statue of a soldier on a granite base. 

There was a large assemblage on the afternoon of 11th November, when the ceremony of unveiling the soldiers' memorial statue was performed by Brigadier-General Gordon in the presence of a muster of branches of the defence forces. The statue, which is in bronze, is mounted on a massive granite base, on the foot of which is the following inscription: — "Bendigo's tribute to the memory of the Australian soldiers who, in the South African war of 1899 - 1902 gave their lives for Queen and Empire. The statue was modelled by Mr.J. Walker, a young Bendigonian, who has been studying for two or three years under Mr. A. T. Woodward art instructor at the local school of mines. 
Leader (Melbourne), 19 November 1904.


Address:Pall Mall & Sydney Myer Place, Bendigo, 3550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.758307
Long: 144.279917
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
Designer:John Walker (Bendigo, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 1904
Front Inscription

Bendigo`s tribute

To the memory of Australian soldiers who in the South African War of 1899 - 1902 gave their lives for Queen and Empire.

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