ANZAC Square Boer War Memorial Digger

Location of ANZAC Square Boer War Memorial Digger

ANZAC Square, between Adelaide and Ann Streets
Brisbane QLD 4000

The ANZAC Square Boer War Memorial is not a 'Digger' Memorial in the true sense of the First World War style, but is one of the most signicant memorials in Queensland and has been included in this grouping. It displays a life size Boer War Trooper, mounted on a steed in full battle order. The equipment and weaponary are accurate for the era and the bronze figure is fine in its detail. The plinth of the memorial consists of sandstone and displays twin Rolls of Honour, located on the flanks, that list those Queenslanders who made the supreme sacrifice during the Boer War.

This memorial is part of a group of memorials situated at Anzac Square, Brisbane. A map is available.

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Conflicts commemorated
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Commemorative services held

ANZAC Square is the central location for State observance of all commemorative events, including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

Additional information

South African (Boer) War mounted soldier by James Laurence Watts, Brisbane, (1919), was relocated to Anzac Square 25 April 1939. P J Lowther & Sons of Petrie's Bight prepared the pedestal.

Anzac Square, a State memorial to those who participated in overseas armed service campaigns and the site for major commemorative occasions. It is significant as a rare example of formal urban design on such a scale and degree of unity like no other in Queensland.

Anzac Square is important for its contribution to the central city area as a large open space, combining green and built elements, as well as significant examples of the work of Queensland artists and sculptors Daphne Mayo, L Watts and W L Bowles.
(Source: Queensland Cultural Heritage Register)

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
2 April 2009

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