War Memorial Bathurst
$290.00 – $390.00
The beautifully proportioned Soldiers’ Memorial, or Boer War Memorial, in Bathurst is one of the city’s best known landmarks. Standing on the William Street end of Kings Parade in the centre of town, it was designed by architect John Copeman in 1910. The sculptor Gilbert Doble supervised the construction and the stonework was carried out by local builder, bricklayer Elisha Gale. The grey granite was sourced locally and the sandstone was brought from Pyrmont. On 10 January 1901 Lord Horatio Kitchener unveiled the monument. Behind, in the middle of Kings Parade, the iconic Bathurst Carillon built as a memorial to those who died in WWI and opened on 11 November 1933. The architect was John B. Moore. (Ref: Building Bathurst, Graham Lupp, 2018). Original painting, 2006, pastel, 72×48.