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Monument to Robert Falcon Scott
Central, Cape Town, Western Cape

Architect
SOLOMON, Joseph Michael

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Date:c1918
Type:Monument
Status:Extant
Street:Adderley St


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3355'11.85" S 1825'29.52" E Alt: 15m
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Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June 1868 c. 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 190104, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 191013. (Wikipedia)

Transcription of inscription in V-cut letters on polished granite on front face of Memorial:

"HAD WE LIVED, I SHOULD HAVE HAD A TALE TO TELL OF THE HARDIHOOD, ENDURANCE, AND COURAGE OF MY COMPANIONS WHICH WOULD HAVE STIRRED THE HEART OF EVERY ENGLISHMAN. THESE ROUGH NOTES AND OUR DEAD BODIES MUST TELL THE TALE." SCOTT'S DIARY

Transcription of engraved rectangular bronze plaques on side of Memorial:

English:

REPLICA OF THE MEMORIAL UNVEILED NEAR
THIS SPOT ON 15TH MAY 1916

THE ORIGINAL MADE OF ELANDS RIVER STONE
WAS IRREPARABLY DAMAGED IN JUNE 1948

Afrikaans:

REPLIKA VAN DIE GEDENKTEKEN ONTHUL
NABY HIERDIE PLEK OP 15 MEI 1916

IN JUNIE 1948 IS DIE OORSPRONKLIKE IN
ELANDSRIVIERSTEEN ONHERSTELBAAR BESKADIG

Submitted by William MARTINSON

(AB&E Sep 1920:21; AB&E Dec 1920, frontispiece)

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