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Location Brooker Terrace, Hilton, City of West Torrens - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial_planting
Description

West Torrens Memorial Gardens. A bronze plaque affixed to the face of a granite boulder that is set on a concrete slab. A faded white metal plaque detailing a school poem is affixed to the right face.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Plaque:

Insignia of the AIF             MEMORIAL     Logo of the West Torrens Council

To commemorate the Centenaryof the departure of the firstAustralian contingent toTHE SECOND BOER WAR, 1899-1902This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the citizensof West Torrens who served in that conflictand it was jointly unveiled byBRIGADIER N.M. WILSON AM RFD ADCCommander 9th Brigadeand His Worship the Mayor of West TorrensDR REECE JENNINGS JP MA MD PhD31st October 1999DEDICATION BY MAYOR JENNINGSAt the end of the millennium, we do not seek to glorify war, whichis a terrible business, but to remember and record the role of thatcampaign in establishing Australia as a strong nation and reliableally. The Australians reputation for courage, determination, braveryand mateship was born on the battlefields of the Boer Republic and formed the basis for ANZAC. The sacrifice of the servicemen andwomen and their families at home cemented the traditions for allmen and women who have served Australia"

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: West Torrens Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: School poem plaque missing, 2006

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