Lord Baden Powell and the Siege of Mafeking at ANZAC CottageFriends of ANZAC Cottage Inc

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Lord Baden Powell and the Siege of Mafeking at ANZAC Cottage

Have you ever heard of the siege of Mafeking? Do you know what it was all about and who was involved. This event " Lord Baden Powell and the Siege of Mafeking at ANZAC Cottage" will answer all of these questions and more.

During the second Boer War a fascinating story came to light with equally amazing people involved in a 217 day siege (from October 1899 to May 1900) at the city of Mafeking (now Mahikeng) in South Africa. On May 16 2021, 121 years after the conclusion of this siege, the Friends of ANZAC Cottage will host Phil Sullivan, war historian, as he tells the story of Mafeking, how and why the siege began, who was involved and the impact this event had on the conflicting countries. Phil’s talk will be complemented by a display of photographs and documents from the event,

Phil’s talk will commence at 2:30pm with ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mt Hawthorn opening on this day from 1:30pm to 4pm. Entry is free with afternoon tea available for a gold coin donation.

For more information, please email Anne at chapan@highway1.com.au or call 0411 44 55 82.

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38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia

ANZAC Cottage is located on Kalgoorlie Street between ANZAC Road and Ashby Street Mount Hawthorn. The Transperth Number 15 bus has a stop on Kalgoorlie Street and one just around the corner from Kalgoorlie Street on ANZAC Road for those using public transport. Parking is available around Braithwaite Park at the Scarborough Beach end of Kalgoorlie Street or around Britannia Reserve at the other end of the street.


1:30pm to 4:00pm

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Street parking only. Visitors are advised to use public transport (Bus no 15) or park around Braithwaite Park or Britannia Reserve