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St Arnaud Boer War Memorial
St Arnaud Boer War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Tim Fitzgerald / Roger Johnson

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

 It was originally situated in a memorial park flanked by four small cannons and bounded by an iron palisade fence. It was moved to its current site some time in the 1930s.

Monument charateristics :

Consists of a bluestone base and white granite plinth, with drinking fountains and brass relief insignia, and a short Doric column and urn in polished red granite with an engraved dedication.

A committee of ladies has a fund of £95 17s 10d towards the erection of a memorial fountain in honor of St. Arnaud’s soIdiers who took part in the Boer war. It has been decided to invite applications for designs for a fountain, the cost of which is not to exceed £l00, Sir W. Bray, sen., guaranteeing to contribute the balance to make up that amount. 
Excerpt from Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 June 1903.


Address:Market & Napier Streets, St Arnaud, 3478
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.615778
Long: 143.257666
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
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1903
Front Inscription

Erected to commemorate the part taken in the South African War of 1899 - 1902 by volunteers from St Arnaud and District.


Pte H. E. Schultze
Killed at Belmont,
25th Nov 1899

Left Side Inscription

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Lieut W. Skene
Killed at Nooitgedacht
13th Dec 1900

Back Inscription

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