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Transvaal Square 3 : November 2013
Transvaal Square 3 : November 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Transvaal Square commemorates those who served in the South African (Boer) War.

A Peace Celebration committee was formed in Geelong in June 1900 and it was at their suggestion that vacant land near the Eastern Beach, between Yarra and Bellerine Streets, should be converted into a memorial reserve. A suitable name for the new reserve was suggested as Transvaal Square. The proposal won immediate support and J. A. Dawson was appointed as Hon. Secretary. Public subscriptions were called for the Transvaal War Memorial Fund but public opinion in favour of a Queen Victoria bronze statue took over so the Square was formed into an attractive reserve.
The History of Geelong & Corio Bay, by W. R. Brownhill


Address:Eastern Beach Road, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.145761
Long: 144.365509
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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