Dick King Memorial
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A white marble memorial tablet mounted on the south west pier of the clock tower of the Town Hall. It commemorates the epic 1842 ride of Dick King, who covered the 960-km distance between Port Natal (now Durban) and Grahamstown on horseback in ten days, in order to request help for the besieged British garrison at Port Natal.
Wording on tablet
TO COMMEMORATE THE
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Ten granite pylons were erected a century later to commemorate Dick King's ride. They were sited at the following points:
There is also a Memorial Statue in Durban.
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