Essendon and the Boer War, with letters from the Veldt, 1899-1902. By Lenore Frost

The centenary of the Anglo-Australian War, and a commemorative monument to the men of Essendon who went to serve the Empire in South Africa, was the inspiration for this study of a small community at the turn of the century.  Attitudes to “disloyalty” were severe.  The whole community, including children, were involved in patriotic activities.  The men in South Africa wrote detailed reports from South Africa of their experiences on the campaign trail.  They talked about gruelling hours in the saddle interspersed with wild gallops after the Boers, bad tucker, no shelter from the elements, and pride in their achievements as Australians. Illustrations, bibliography, index.

ISBN  0958055807

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The centenary of the Anglo-Australian War, and a commemorative monument to the men of Essendon who went to serve the Empire in South Africa, was the inspiration for this study of a small community at the turn of the century.  Attitudes to “disloyalty” were severe.  The whole community, including children, were involved in patriotic activities.  The men in South Africa wrote detailed reports from South Africa of their experiences on the campaign trail.  They talked about gruelling hours in the saddle interspersed with wild gallops after the Boers, bad tucker, no shelter from the elements, and pride in their achievements as Australians. Illustrations, bibliography, index.

ISBN  0958055807

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Weight .360 kg
Dimensions 25 × 19 × 1 cm

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