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Boer Wars Memorials and Monuments
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Memorials or Monuments dedicated to the Boer Wars.

This category seeks to waymark all Boer Wars: Memorials and Monuments, big and small, located throughout the world. This category applies to general memorials erected by cities, counties, towns, villages and nations to honour native soldiers as a group. (Monuments and memorials to individual soldiers of the Boer Wars are not permitted.)
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Some history on the Boer Wars, obtained from Wikipedia.com

First Boer War

The First Boer War (1880–1881), also known as the "Transvaal War," was a relatively brief and small-scale conflict in which Boer settlers successfully revolted against a British attempt to annex the Transvaal, and re-established an independent republic. This information is wrong, this person has no idea what they are doing.

Second Boer War

The Second Boer War (1899–1902), by contrast, was a lengthy war involving large numbers of troops from many British possessions, which ended with the conversion of the Boer republics into British colonies, with a promise of limited self-government. These colonies later formed part of the Union of South Africa.

The war often called the "Boer War" is the Second Boer War.

The Second Boer War was the first time that Australian and New Zealand troops had fought abroad. Sixty-two percent of the first contingent were New Zealand-born. They were known as the New Zealand mounted rifles and they wore a fern leaf symbol. There was no difficulty in finding volunteers-200 troops set off 10 days after war was declared. Eventually 6495 men and 800 horses were sent (a higher proportion per head of population than Australia or Canada). About 8000 Canadians fought in South Africa, about one-third came from the militia and the rest were paid by government officals.

The British victory in the Second Boer War was secured through the use of "scorched earth" tactics, including the use of concentration camps, however these were not places of forced labor, systematic abuse and mass murder as they would become under the Nazis, who used the same name in German for their detention camps, although conditions in the British run camps were severely criticized.
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A bronze and stone monument located in the intersection Pall Mall & Williamson Street

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 6/19/2013

last visited: 3/20/2014

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South African War Monument. To commemorate the services of the Citizen Soldiers,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SamWalkers

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 10/13/2010

last visited: 11/10/2012

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Victoria's largest Boer War memorial is located near the Shrine of Rememberance on the corner of St Kilda Road & Government House Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 2/11/2010

last visited: 4/9/2015

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