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CIVIC MEMORIALS IN VICTORIA
TO THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902
 
By Phil Taylor (of Dimboola)
 

There are 53 civic memorials in Victoria:

Bacchus Marsh Boer War Memorial

Bacchus Marsh Boer War Memorial in
Main Street. Photo by Phil Taylor.
 
Albert Park Drinking fountain and column
Ararat Ornamental fountain
Bacchus Marsh Drinking fountain and column
Bairnsdale Column and spire
Ballarat Equestrian statue
Bendigo Soldier statue
Box Hill Obelisk, drinking fountain and streetlight
Brunswick Soldier statue
Byaduk Obelisk
Camperdown Soldier statue
Casterton Memorial lamp
Castlemaine Obelisk
Charlton Lamp on pedestal/Obelisk
(originally a lamp, later changed to an obelisk)
Cheltenham Obelisk, drinking fountain and streetlight
Cudgewa Obelisk
Darraweit Guim Pillar and cross
Echuca Lamp on pedestal
Eldorado Broken column
Essendon Pillar
Geelong Obelisk
Geelong Gardens
Greta Broken column
Hamilton Obelisk
Heathcote Drinking fountain and streetlight
Horsham Avenue of Honor
Inverleigh Obelisk
Kerang Obelisk
Lake Rowan Column and urn
Learmonth Obelisk
Longwood Obelisk and streetlight
Mansfield Obelisk
Maryborough Drinking fountain and streetlight
Melbourne Ornamental pillar
Melton Memorial lamp
Mooroopna Column
Mortlake Obelisk
Murchison Obelisk
Nathalia Cairn
Parkville Obelisk
Pyramid Hill Obelisk
Rochester Lamp on pedestal
St Arnaud Drinking fountain and column
St Kilda Column, lamp and drinking fountain
Sale Drinking fountain
Sea Lake Broken column
Sorrento Cairn
South Melbourne Obelisk, drinking fountain
and streetlight
Stawell Memorial gates
Talbot Column and urn
Violet Town Drinking fountain and streetlight
Wangaratta Drinking fountain and obelisk
72 other memorials that are not 'Civic' include
Mafeking trees, marble plaques, brass tablets,
stained glass windows, cairns and streetlamps,
as well as additions, some as recent as 1992,
to civic memorials erected to later wars.
The list is not yet exhaustive.

Research resource: Phil Taylor, Pro Deo et Patria:: A Survey of Victoria's Boer War Memorials, Special Research Project, M.A. in Public History, Monash University, 1997. Copies of the thesis are lodged at the History Faculty library at Monash University, Clayton, the library at Heritage Victoria, Melbourne, and the library at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

 
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