Nowra Boer War Memorial

Description

The memorial fountain 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 four stages. The fourth 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 fourth 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. The memorial was erected in the second week of January 1902.

Inscription

Side

To our soldiers in South Africa 1899-1902

J. Dudgeon

Side

Kimberley

Side

Ladysmith

Side

Mafeking

Address
Rauch Park
60 Junction Street
Nowra NSW 2541
Local Government Area
  • Shoalhaven, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Mr J. A. Smith (Hon Sec), Nowra-Greenwell Point RSL Sub-Branch
Established date
1902
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
01/15/1902
Dedication date
15 January 1902
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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