Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)
Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)

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A life-sized statue of Oliver Tambo holding a copy of the Freedom Charter aloft. The statue is the work of a team of artists and technicians led by Dali Tambo, Oliver Tambo’s son. Another version is sited at O. R. Tambo airport.

Oliver Tambo (1917–1993)






H 170 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by the Oliver Tambo Memorial Working Group

Work type



London Borough of Haringey


London Borough of Haringey

Work status


Unveiling date

 27 October 2019


time restrictions apply

Access note

park opening times apply

Inscription description

on plaque: Olliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo / O. R. and Adelaide Tambo, along with their children were frequent visitors to this park / whilst living in exile from South Africa during the aparthied era. Their lifelong fight to rid / South Africa of deeply unjust racial disparities continues to inspire today. / On Friday 19 March 2–21 the recreation ground was renamed in O. R. Tambo's honour / this plaque was unveiled by / Cllr Joseph Ejiofar, Haringey Council Leader and Cllr Adam Jogee, mayor of Haringey.


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Located at

Oliver Tambo Recreation Ground, Albert Road, Haringey

N22 7UR