Orange's 11th Boer War memorial service on Sunday reached a new level thanks to the coronavirus.
With social distancing rules limiting the public gathering to just 10 people it was livestreamed on the Orange City Council website.
Mayor Cr Reg Kidd said it was watched by about 40 people.
He said it suggested there was growing interest in the event.
Cr Kidd said the 1899-1902 conflict in South Africa had connections to Orange with up to 32 people from the district volunteering to fight in it.
"Captain, later Major General Sir Neville Howse was awarded a Victoria Cross in The Boer War. He was a doctor in Orange, who later served as mayor twice and went on to become a federal politician," he said.
"Banjo Paterson served as a war correspondent in the war. His very deep and meaningful poem "The Last Parade" depicts the courage of Australian horses in the war and their eventual fate at the end. Only one ever being allowed to return to Australian shores."
Cr Kidd said there were four casualties from the Orange district in the war.
He said The Boer War Memorial in Robertson Park was dedicated in 1905.
It was originally sited at the corner of Summer and Anson streets but in 1929 was moved into Robertson Park.
"Orange commemorated the Boer War after many years of neglect in 2010," he said.
"This was in answer to a call from The Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Orange took up the challenge."
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