Monday, 21 June 2010

Watsons Bay, war memorial

 This war memorial is the Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve Memorial which sits in Gap Park, on a clifftop at Watsons Bay. This Boer War monument, made of sandstone and marble, once supported the figure of Lieutenant Grieve, who was originally from Scotland, in highland dress uniform. It was also originally designed as a drinking fountain with a tap and a cup. Australians served in contingents from the six colonies in 1900, as part of the British Empire, and then as the Commonwealth of Australia from 1901 for the Boer War in South Africa. The inscription reads: To the memory of the late Lieutenant G. J. Grieve who fell fighting at the Battle of Paardeberg, South Africa 18 February 1900, aged 36.


  1. Hi J Bar
    molto bello questo monumento ai caduti... ma nello stesso tempo molto triste.... credo che le generazioni future non vorranno più dover commemorare i propri cari davanti ad un monumento di guerra.
    Buona giornata :-))

  2. Thanks for the comments that you've posted in my blog.



  3. Great history piece Jim, along with the great photo of course.

  4. In my course on war memorials and sculpture, I showed the students a number of very fine Sydney sites from your blog. Giving you full credit, of course. Thank you.. your images have been super.

  5. Thanks Hels and Peter. Sometimes these sorts of posts don't attract the most interest but I want to show all types of monuments and landmarks in Sydney.

    Hilda, that's a good question. I don't know what happened to the statue that was originally mounted on the cupola.

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