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21-October-2013 (Arthur Garland)
21-October-2013 (Arthur Garland)

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The monument commemorates the Tasmanian soldiers who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War. 

The monument is a bronze statue of a colonial soldier standing on a sandstone column. The soldier holds binoculars and has a rifle slung over the left shoulder with the barrel pointing down.

Arrangements for the official unveiling of the statue erected in memory of the brave Tasmanian soldiers who fell in the late South African war are now completed. On Wednesday, the 1st proximo, at 2.30 p.m., the committee of the Tasmanian Soldiers' National Memorial have arranged that the ceremony in connection with the unveiling of the statue, erected in memory of the Tasmanian soldiers who lost their lives during the late South African war, will be performed by His Excellency the Governor (Sir Gerald Strickland, K.C.M.G.) in the Queen's Domain, Hobart.
The Mercury (Hobart), 21st January 1905.



Address:Liverpool Street (Tasman Highway), Queens Domain, near Hobart Aquatic Centre, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.876397
Long: 147.333599
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:Benjamin Sheppard


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th July, 1901
Front Inscription

In memoriam

In memory of Tasmanian soldiers who died in the South African War.
1899 - 1902.

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This memorial stone was laid by H. R. H. the Duke of Cornwall and York on the 4th July, 1901

Left Side Inscription

In memoriam

Back Inscription

In memoriam

Tasmanian Contingents.
Numbers, names of Commanding Officers and dates of departure.

1st Tasmanian Contingent : 80.
Capt. C. St Clair Cameron. 27th Oct 1899

Draft for 1st Contingent : 47
Capt. A. H. Riccall. 18th Jan. 1900

Tasmanian Bushmen : 53
Lt. Col E. T. Wallack. 5th Mar. 1900

1st Tasmanian Imperial Contingent : 122
Capt. R. C. Lewis. 26th Apr 1900

2nd Tasmanian Imperial Contingent : 254
Lt. Col. E. T. Watchorn. 27th Mar. 1901

"E" Company 1st Battalion A.C.H. : 122
Capt. A. W. B. Perceval. 16th Feb 1902.

"E" Company 3rd Battalion A.C.H. : 121
Capt. A. Morrisby. 8th Apr. 1902.

"C" Squadron 8th Battalion A.C.H. : 120
Capt. K. A. Ogilvy. 21st May. 1902.

Right Side Inscription

In memoriam

Source: MA,SKP,CRE
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