OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY CONTINGENTS TO THE WAR IN BOER WAR
BOOKS ON WAR AUSTRALIA
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY CONTINGENTS
TO THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA' by Lt-Col P. L. Murray. Reprint of the original
Australian Government official publication containing an astonishing amount
of information on the activities of the contingents from all over Australia
during the Boer War with many nominal rolls, plus details of equipment, pay,
honours and awards. Australia’s contribution to the war, as this volume makes
clear in minute detail, was a major one, presaging its massive sacrifice a decade
later in the Great War. As its author emphasises, this book is not a history
of the war, but a statistical register and reference. As such it will prove
invaluable to serious students. It does, however, also include descriptions
of actions in which Australian units took part, and will prove absorbing to
anyone who wishes to know the reality of Australia’s part in the war behind
legends such as that of ‘Breaker Morant’.
The book was first published in 1911. The book being offered is a professionally
produced reprint of that history. It is a true reproduction of the 1911
1st edition. An original copy of this rare book is virtually unobtainable -
interesting that a late 1980's reprint is now for sale for $400 + . Even this
reprint will escalate in value when it to becomes out of print. Here is your
chance to obtain this book that can be treasured as a hand me down Family History
Book. Brief history of each contingent, nominal roll lists men serving in each contingent
with extreme detail many to company level with important highlites of service.
An exhaustive work of 607 pages......The author must have been a Westralian..
By the end of the Boer War 282 had died in action or from wounds sustained in battle,
while 286 died from disease and another 38 died of accident or other unknown causes.
Six Australians received the Victoria Cross.