Mafeking Square - Bright, Victoria, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 36° 43.711 E 146° 57.654
55H E 496508 N 5935242
Quick Description: The Mafeking Square is on Ireland Street, Bright, in the Victorian Alps.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 11/8/2017 11:59:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMX0KF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
The bronze plaque, on the western side of the Memorial Clock Tower in the square reads:


"Mafeking is a small township in Bechuanaland, RHodesia, South Africa. At the outbreak of war between the British colonists and their neighbours, the Dutch Boers, in 1899, the Boer Army laid siege to the town. British colonial forces in Mafeking were commanded by Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell whose brilliant defence had lasted 217 days shen the Boer commander withdrew his army on 17 May 1900. Sometime thereafter the Bright Town Centre was named Mafeking Square. The Alpine Observer carried frequent reports of the troops serving in the Boer War and it was proposed that a tree be planted in Ireland Street to honour them. The fate of the tree is not known. This Memorial Clock-tower was unveiled by Colonel Robert Law VD on 29 December 1929. It is a permanent memorial to the people of the Bright District who died in war."

Researched and composed by Nicholas J. Aloizos & Lauren Chalwell, Bright P12 College.
Unveiled by Jack F. Kett, President Bright RSL Sub-Branch, ANZAC Day, 25 April 2000

Visited: 1610 - 1620, Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Which Boer War?: Not listed

Boer War Website: Not listed

First Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

Second Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

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