Side view of the Boer War Memorial in ANZAC Square, Brisbane

De Gruchy, Graham Francis. Side view of the Boer War Memorial in ANZAC Square, Brisbane.

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Art Forms in Brisbane
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Title Side view of the Boer War Memorial in ANZAC Square, Brisbane
Alternative Title Boer War Memorial, South African War Memorial
Date of construction Constructed 1912-1919, relocated 1939
Date photo taken 1984
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Photographer De Gruchy, Graham Francis
Contributor Watts, James Laurence (sculptor)
Lowther & Sons (pedestal design)
Location Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Monuments & memorials
Subcategory War memorial
Period Inter war (1915-1940)
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Metal construction
Building Materials Bronze
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: De Gruchy, Graham Francis.
References Art Forms in Brisbane D
Additional Notes 'Queensland Governor, Sir Hamilton Gould-Adams unveiled the memorial in December 1919. The African War Veterans Association of Queensland organised annual marches to the statue on 31 May, Anniversary Day, the anniversary of the signing of peace in South Africa. The marches were followed by commemorative services on the site. After creation of Anzac Square in 1930, the African War Veterans Association made a number of approaches for the memorial to be moved to the square. This was done in early April 1939 in time for the Anzac Day ceremonies of that year, Lowther & Sons reassembling the pedestal. The memorial still stands in Anzac Square, fronting Adelaide Street. In 1991 restoration work was carried out on behalf of the Returned Services League.'
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