David Deasey: Australia & the Boer War
18 Sep 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
- Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Steet, Sydney NSW 2000
- New South Wales
- Cost: Free
David Deasey clears up the myths about Australia’s involvement in the Boer War. (Hint: it’s more than Breaker Morant).
Apart from a few myths the Boer War, which ended ust over 110 years ago on 31 May 1902, is nearly forgotten – partly because it is “the war too far”.
Records of the Boer War are difficult to find and access, and were often sparse to begin with. In many cases, the records of official Australian contingents are not complete. Indeed, whole units are missing from the official records, making the first-hand accounts of veterans vital to our understanding.
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