National Boer War Memorial
The first bronze statue is on its way to Canberra and the construction of the second statue now in progress.
The celebrated Melbourne sculptor Louis Laumen has completed the first of the bronze statues to be featured in Australia’s first National Boer War Memorial and it is to be shipped shortly from Melbourne to Canberra, where it will be cared for by the Australian War Memorial organisation until all four figures are completed.
As the mounted trooper bronzes are all 150% of life size, shipping and storage is no mean task.
Sculptor Louis Laument speaks about the creation of the sculptures: