Mafeking Boer War Memorial

Description

The memorial is made from white marble imported from Italy and sits on a concrete base in the centre of a small lawn. Above this base there are 4 stages. The 4th (or lowest) stage is square with diagonal buttresses of modified classical profile.

It has a dedication inscription which reads 'To our soldiers in South Africa 1899-1902', the location names, 'Kimberley', 'Ladysmith' and 'Mafeking', and the contractor's name (Mr J. Dudgeon).

The third stage, a bowl, sits directly on the 4th stage, the profile being a combination of Egyptian and Classical forms.

The upper half of the memorial is symbolic of victory and displays the imagery of war. Pilaster like gun barrels support a capital of Classical profile, the north and south sides having crossed rifles draped with flags and wreaths.

Surmounting the capital are flags of victory raised above cannon balls, shell cases and hats.

Erected 2nd week in January 1902.

Inscription

To our soldiers in South Africa 1899-1902

Address
Rauch Park,Junction Street
Nowra NSW 2541
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr J. A. Smith (Hon Sec), Nowra-Greenwell Point RSL Sub-Branch
Established date
1902
Dedication date

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