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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Boer War Memorial, Grahamstown, 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059W/2
Scope and Contents 147 x 197 mm. A view of the War Memorial, which consists of a base and pedestal of white marble surmounted by bronze figures representing the angel of peace crowning a dying soldier with laurel leaves. On the pedestal is an inscription by Kipling: 'They came of that stubborn stock that stood at Runnimede forFreedom without fear,Wherefore they gave the treasure of their blood to stablishFreedom here.'and the dedication: 'To the brave men of Albany who died for...
Dates: 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Unveiling of Boer War Memorial, Grahamstown, March 9 1906, 1906-03-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059W/1
Scope and Contents 295 x 241 mm. A view looking across Church Square at the junction of High Street with Bathurst Street. In the foreground crowds of spectators are gathered round the raised podium from which Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson (Governor of Cape Colony 1901-10) surrounded by civic dignitaries, is giving the opening speech. Behind this group is the statue itself and in the background commercial premises on whose flat roofs are more spectators. The Town Hall and Settler's Tower are visible at the...
Dates: 1906-03-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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