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Boer War Memorial seeking your help to raise funds

By johnboy - 10 June 2009 9

With six Victoria Crosses awarded to Australians and around a thousand dead it is a little strange that there’s no memorial on Anzac Parade to Australia’s first war, the Boer War. Some might blame Breaker Morant.

If you want to know more there’s a Boer War Memorial organisation website they have got a spot marked out for them on Anzac Parade, but the bronze for sculptures of horsemen rampant don’t come cheap, so they’re asking for the public’s help to raise the funds.

One of those things that will appeal to some of you.

What’s Your opinion?


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9 Responses to
Boer War Memorial seeking your help to raise funds
jakez 9:35 am 11 Jun 09

caf said :

shauno, maybe you should donate to causes you findy worthy, and let others decide where their own money goes?

OOH! OOH! OOH! Words that I shall quote back at you many many many times.

I of course, wholeheartedly agree.

I-filed 10:47 pm 10 Jun 09

shauno said :

Melt the bronze statue of the labour party crook Grasby and use that for part of the sculptures of horsemen

Good idea! And the Gus Petersilka plaques while we’re at it.

Clown Killer 8:33 pm 10 Jun 09

Maybe the same people that put up money for that silly Seiv X memorial can also donate to a more worthy cause.

What relevance would this have to those who valued recognition of the SIEV X fatalities? Oh, sorry I diddn’t realise it was a troll.

caf 8:07 pm 10 Jun 09

As far as I can see the Boer War was bloody, unjust and demoralising for the Empire. I’m in favour of a memorial as long as it remembers that these are exactly the kinds of wars we shouldn’t be getting into.

shauno, maybe you should donate to causes you findy worthy, and let others decide where their own money goes?

BerraBoy68 6:50 pm 10 Jun 09

shauno said :

Melt the bronze statue of the labour party crook Grasby and use that for part of the sculptures of horsemen

Or just use the statue as it is to form the horseman’s nether-regions. Now that’d be funny.

Seriously, a statue for the Aussies who fought in the Boar War? I’d support it.

shauno 6:41 pm 10 Jun 09

Melt the bronze statue of the labour party crook Grasby and use that for part of the sculptures of horsemen

poptop 5:34 pm 10 Jun 09

Completely blame the movie Breaker Morant; Edward Woodward is better than any bronze memorial.

I could support the placement of some sort of granite obelisk engraved with “Shoot straight, you bastards! Don’t make a mess of it!”

shauno 3:38 pm 10 Jun 09

Maybe the same people that put up money for that silly Seiv X memorial can also donate to a more worthy cause.

Thumper 2:58 pm 10 Jun 09

My old Platoon SGT is one of the committee…

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