Boer War Memorial

31 May 2017

Inscription on the Boer War Memorial ANZAC Parade Canberra. Commemorates the Military history of Australia during the Second Boer War, 1899-1902. Like most wars our nation has been involved in it was in a place far away. An economic war with little impact on Australia; nonetheless a conflict our democratically elected colonial then national governments called for our citizens to volunteer for. Volunteer they did, between 16,000 and 21,000 took part, between 500 and 1,000 paid the ultimate price. Design was jointly by Pod Landscape Architecture and Jane Cavanough. The sculptor was Louis Laumen. The design has four horsemen on their horses navigating through a stoney field with two blue-copper walls or plinths running one behind and one front-left of the horses. Dedicated by Their Excellencies The Honourable General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC Governor-General of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove. An initiative of Michael Crouch AC, Chairman of the National Boer War Memorial Fund. Shane Stone among others was a subscribed Fund Supporter. The cost of the Memorial was $4.4 million. Michael Crouch's father fought in the Boer War.

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