The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Day 2010

National Boer War Memorial Association is pleased to announce functions to commemorate Australia's participation in the Boer War 1899 -1902 in your local area.


Fort Lytton - Brisbane

There was a fun, action-packed Family Day at Fort Lytton, Brisbane

Sunday 30 May 2010 ~ from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Morning Tea/Coffee and Hot Food available from 10.00am with support from local community groups

Tours of Fort Lytton 10.30am : 11.30am : 12.30pm : 12.45pm : 2.15pm

Historical Cannon Fire Demonstrations 11.00am : 1.00pm : 2.00pm

Re-enactment firings of "A" Battery 64 pounder cannons; "Salute Spaced" and "Fire for Joy" in succession, arranged by the Victoria Barracks Historical Society, Brisbane, Inc

Waler Horse on Show Courtesy of Australian Waler Horse Association

Presentations (in Main Building): 11.30am Breaker Morant, 1.15pm Aboriginals in the Boer War

Boer War Uniforms & Weapons Display Boer War Corps Displays Mounted Infantry, Artillery, Nurses Veterans / Historical Photos of Queensland Veterans Boer War Stories & Memorabilia

ENTRY FEES AT GATE: Adults $4.50 Children $2.50 Family Group $14.00 (2 adults + 2 children)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE Catch a Cleveland Line train to Wynnum North station and a courtesy bus will pick you up from the station and bring you to Fort Lytton. Return buses will also run throughout the afternoon until 3.30pm

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On Boer War Day 2010, Sunday 30 May, throughout New South Wales ceremonies are to be held in many towns, suburbs and cities to remember the 23,000 Australian men and women who served in the Boer War (1899-1902). In some of these locations there are existing memorials to the Boer War.

With the support of the RSL NSW Branch and with Local Government Association of NSW and Shires Association of NSW, these ceremonies are being organised by local people and organisations. Please notify Tony Larnach-Jones the details of your ceremony PO Box 748, Mosman NSW 2088

Sydney Parramatta

City of Sydney

There was one ceremony in the City of Sydney arranged by the NSW Committee of the National BWMA. It was held at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney at 11.00am. All guests and visitors seated by 10.45am.

Lancer Barracks - Parramatta

Sunday 30 May 2010 from 10:00an to 4:00pm

Experience Boer War Day at the Barracks that were home then to the first Australian Soldiers to land in South Africa and fight as a formed unit in the South African conflict.

Tea and Coffee were available.

A special exhibition to highlight the contribution of the New South Wales Lancers in South Africa, including Major Lee's diary.

A presentation (12:00 noon) on the Lancers in South Africa.

Historians on site with the online resources available to help you track down your Boer War ancestors.

Tours of Lancer Barracks, the oldest occupied military installation on the Australian mainland.

Tours of the New South Wales Lancers' Memorial Museum from the days when the Royal New South Wales Lancers rode horses and fought with lances, 'till the present day, this includes a collection of historic armoured vehicles from the time the unit was first converted to a Tank unit in 1942.

ENTRY FEES: Children under 10 free, $5.00 Concession (including children 10 to 16), $7.50 Adult, $15.00 Family.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Lancer Barracks is opposite, and 50 metres from Parramatta Railway Station.

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Australians with family or general interest in the Boer War are invited to attend a special Boer War Day ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance at 10 am on Sunday 30 May 2010.

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