Mackay Mafeking Boer War Memorial

Location of Mackay Mafeking Boer War Memorial

Queens Park, Goldsmith Street
East Mackay QLD 4740

Sandstone column and base with marble plaque. Dedicated to the honour of General Baden-Powell and the garrison at Mafeking, Boer War, South Africa, who defended the town from 12 October 1899 until 18 May 1900. circa 1902

Inscription

BOER WAR 1899-1901

ERECTED

IN HONOUR OF

GENERAL BADEN-POWELL

AND HIS GALLANT BAND

WHO DEFENDED MAFEKING

FROM OCTOBER 12TH 1899

TO MAY 18TH 1900.

Conflicts commemorated
South Africa War, 1899–1902
Memorial type
Column/obelisk/pillar
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Day Dawn Services held in Jubilee Park, followed by another service later in the morning.

Additional information

General Baden-Powell went on to found the Scouting movement in the early part of the 20th century.

See also: Ingham Boer War Mafeking Tree

Recorded by
Glen Hall, Mackay Historical Society, and Dennis Stocks
Date recorded
5 March 2009

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