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About the Dedication Day
Now you can share in our amazing Memorial Dedication Ceremony as it takes place on Anzac Parade, Canberra, on Boer War Day, 31 May 2017. Anyone who can access the Internet can easily tap into the Ceremony as it happens – or replay the Ceremony after the event if it is more convenient.
This is an awesome Dedication Day!
The Boer War of 1899-1902 was Australia’s very first war, and now, for the very first time, there is a National Boer War Memorial facing Anzac Parade, Canberra, taking its place among memorials to all of the other conflicts involving our nation.
And what a Memorial it is!
Four meticulously sculpted bronze statues -- 150% of life size -- depict Australian troopers riding the African veldt, amid copper walls bearing texts from real diaries of some of the 23,000 Australian men and women who served in the Boer War.
More than 1,000 descendents and well-wishers are attending its Dedication Day.
Tuning in to our Live Streaming is simple.
- Check your diary and note 10.00 am Wednesday 31 May 2017.
- Check our Technical Information to make sure you can connect.
- Visit this site on 31 May and video will play automatically. (Some browsers may require the play button to be pressed.)
- View our Dedication Day Video now, so you know more about us.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you aim to connect.
How do I watch the live stream event?
You can watch the National Boer War Memorial dedication ceremony event live from Canberra in any of the following ways:
- Desktop Computer Browser
- Laptop Computer Browser
- Mobile Device Browser
- Apple TV
Tune in from this site from 10.00 am Eastern Standard Time Wednesday 31 May 2017. Live streaming is due to commence at approximately 10.30 am and conclude at approximately 11.30 am. You may view the event later if you prefer.
Are you streaming from a Desktop Browser?
The National Boer War Memorial dedication ceremony live stream will work on most browsers on Windows and Mac OS X. We recommend the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. It’s always a good idea to update your browser to the latest version whenever possible.
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Are you streaming from a Mobile Device?
The National Boer War Memorial dedication ceremony is automatically accessible on iOS and Android mobile devices. To view the live stream, open the browser on your mobile device and type in the event's full URL - www.nbwmdedication.com
When you arrive to the website’s event page please click the play button on the to start the stream. Some browsers may automatically play the live stream when the page loads. Additional data charges may apply from your telecommunications carrier if you are not connected to a WiFi network.
Full-screen viewing is available within the embedded video player. To switch to full screen, click the full screen icon in the bottom corner of the video player. To exit out of full screen, click the full screen icon again. If you have problems viewing full screen videos, make sure you have the most up-to-date version of Adobe Flash Player.
Are you streaming via Chromecast, Apple TV or Smart TV?
Please note variations in individual Smart TV web browsers may impact your ability to view the stream. For most people or organisations using a Chomecast, Apple TV or Smart TV, you can watch the National Boer War Memorial dedication ceremony by opening your web browser via Chromecast, Apple TV or Smart TV and typing in the full URL - www.nbwmdedication.com
Having trouble viewing the live stream?
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The National Boer War Memorial Association is not responsible for any individual or organisation's Internet or connectivity issues.
It is recommended you review your download speed at http://www.speedtest.net/ prior to the event, and consider clearing your browser’s cache, as well as ensuring Flash and Java versions are up to date.