Wee Waa Boer War Memorial Drinking Fountain

Narrabri Shire CouncilNarrabri Shire CouncilNarrabri Shire Council
Description

A marble drinking fountain, with a white marble backboard inscribed with the dedication and the name of at least one volunteer for the Boer War. The fountain was erected by M.W. Hardy in memory of all Boer War volunteers from Wee Waa and district. It was unveiled by Mr Hugh Ross MP around Saturday, 5 August 1900.

Originally placed in Rose Street near the Post Office, the memorial was relocated to the grounds of the Wee Waa Memorial Swimming Pool.

Inscription

To
commemorate the patriotism and loyalties
of the volunteers from
Wee Waa and district
who died for the empire
in South Africa
Robert Bruce
Campbell
died 11th March 1900
at Woodstock Military Hospital

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Robert Bruce Campbell South African (Boer) War DOW view

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Address
Wee Waa Memorial Swimming Pool
Alma Street
Wee Waa NSW 2388
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Narrabri Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Narrabri Shire Council
Year of construction
1900
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
Materials
  • Marble