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Johannesburg Gallery (3)

Continuing with our explorations in and around Johannesburg…. [ Page 1 ] [ Page 2 ] [ Page 4 ] [ Newtown ] Constitutional Hill [ Braamfontein ]   © DRW 2007-2018. Created 09/06/2014

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The South African Scottish Memorial in Parktown

The memorial was designed by William Tait Conner, a Glasgow born architect who moved to Johannesburg in 1903.  The sculptor was Arthur Taylor.   It is said that the face of the soldier is modelled after Capt. Thomas Hesketh Ross … Continue reading

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South African Heavy Artillery Memorial: Johannesburg

71st (Transvaal) Siege Battery: Johannesburg Zoo These photographs of the South African Heavy Artillery Memorial (71st (Transvaal) Seige Battery) at the Johannesburg Zoo were taken on 20 August 2011. Special thanks to Carl Hoehler for the  information on where this … Continue reading

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The HMSAS Parktown Memorial: Parktown

The memorial to HMSAS Parktown in Pieter Roos Park, was unveiled on 21 June 1992, 50 years after the sinking of the ship that bears the same name as the suburb Parktown. It was unveiled by Admiral L.J. Woodburne, Chief … Continue reading

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