NATIONAL BOER WAR MEMORIAL

CANBERRA, ACT

The National Boer War Memorial is located on the ceremonial axis of Anzac Parade in Canberra, and was dedicated on Wednesday 31 May 2017.  GroupGSA led the design of the overall memorial along with public artist Jane Cavanough.

The memorial is unique on the Parade as it integrates the figurative sculptures into a landscape setting which is characterised by a rocky, undulating landform with sparse, arid planting, framed by hand forged copper walls.

A layering of interpretation is provided through cast bronze diaries set into the front wall, history text, and a poem extract from Boer War Correspondent, Banjo Paterson.

The four bronze sculptures of mounted Troopers, created by the distinguished sculptor Louis Laumen, are the centrepiece to the memorial.


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