|List||Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)|
|Legal Status||Registered (15/05/1990)|
|Place File No||3/03/001/0142|
|Statement of Significance|
|The Memorial is socially significant because it was erected to honour soldiers who served in the South Australian contingents in the Boer War (1899-1902) and to commemorate those who died in the conflict. Since World War One it has been a focus for annual Anzac Day ceremonies when Australia's war dead are remembered. Historically, it serves as a reminder of South Australia's Boer War involvement and of Colonial support for Britain during the war. It is a significant landmark which contributes to the character of the North Terrace and is an important piece of public sculpture of its period.|
|Official Values Not Available|
|The equestrian statue was sculpted by English artist Captain A Jones and cost 1,600pounds, which was raised by public subscription in South Australia. The statue is of a trooper in uniform, probably of the 2nd South Australian contingent and is cast in bronze and set on a pedestal of red Murray Bridge granite. The names of fifty-nine officers and men killed in the conflict are inscribed on bronze shields.|
|History Not Available|
|Condition and Integrity|
|The Memorial was unveiled on 6 June 1904. It is in good condition and the granite base has recently been cleaned. The bronze components show a patchy green patina. The horse's neckrope, broken sometime earlier this century, is being repaired by the corporation of the City of Adelaide.|
|North-eastern corner of North Terrace and King William Street, Adelaide.|
MINUTE BOOK OF THE ADELAIDE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE. |
"MEMOIRS OF A SOLDIER ARTIST" BY CAPTAIN ADRIAN JONES, MVO.
MAYOR'S REPORTS AND CITY COUNCIL NOTICE PAPERS.
NEWSPAPERS - "REGISTER", "OBSERVER", "ADVERTISER" OF VARIOUS DATES.
Eadie, R. 1991. 1988-89 National Estate Grant, South African War Memorial Conservation.
Report Produced Wed Apr 16 17:49:14 2014