TAGGED: Boer War
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‘The Absent Minded Beggar’ is a patriotic poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1899 in order to raise money for soldiers fighting in the Second Boer War.

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Morant (Edward Woodward) and Handcock (Bryan Brown) march to their executions.

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In a lonely, windswept hill camp, far out in the veldt, Captain Hunt (Terence Donovan) instructs Captain Taylor (John Waters) to execute Boer prisoners brought in by Morant (Edward Woodward).

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Morant (Edward Woodward), Handcock (Bryan Brown) and Witton (Lewis Fitz-Gerald) meet their lawyer, Major J.F. Thomas (Jack Thompson), a country solicitor.

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Director Bruce Beresford's Breaker Morant (Australia, 1980) was a tense psychological drama of injustice and brutal pragmatism in which the British put a group of Australians on trial for

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This actuality footage was taken by the official photographer of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Frederick Charles Wills, and his assistant, Henry William Mobsby in 1899.

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Officers of the Queensland Mounted Infantry lead some reluctant horses down a ramp to board the SS Cornwall on 31 October 1899 in Brisbane, prior to departing for the Boer War.

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The Lumière Collection includes some of the oldest footage in the NFSA collection: over 30 short films made in 1899.