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By John McQuilton

This ebook explores an Australian local community’s response to, and involvement with, the Boer conflict. It argues that once the preliminary 12 months the struggle grew to become an ‘occasional warfare’ in that it used to be assumed that the empire could triumph. however it additionally laid the rules for reactions to the outbreak of the nice battle in 1914. this can be the 1st exploration of where of the Boer warfare in Australian historical past on the neighborhood point. certainly, even on the nationwide point the literature is restricted. it is usually forgotten that, regardless of the claims that Australia turned a federation through peaceable ability, the colonies and the hot country have been, in truth, at warfare. This research goals to convey again into concentration a forgotten a part of Australian and imperial heritage, and argues that the Australian adventure of the Boer struggle was once greater than the execution of Morant and Hancock.

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