Images of the BOER WARS

The Boer War 1899 - 1902 Just as the six colonies were making their faltering steps towards Federation, they were given the chance to show their commitment to Britain in its war against the Boers for control of South Africa. Contingents of troops left Australian ports from late 1899, and by January 1900 they were involved in major actions. Eventually 16,000 men from Australia volunteered to serve in the war, in which 606 died before the fighting ended in 1902.
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Mary Kingsley (1862-1900). Ms. Kingsley did it all — she traveled solo in Africa, was the first European to climb the 13,760-foot Mount Cameroon, canoed up the Ogowe River and collected new species of fish, spoke up for indigenous people’s rights, and was the first woman to address the Liverpool and Manchester chambers of commerce.

Novel Adventurers: Great Travelers in History: Mary Kingsley by Jenni Gate

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in History: Oct Boer War begins in South Africa

Schalk Willem Burger - This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1902-boer.html

Schalk Willem Burger, military commander of the South African Republic during the Second Anglo-Boer War and President of the South African Republic for two years while Paul Kruger was in.

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 Oct 1854 – 3 Feb 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. De Wet served in the first Anglo-Boer War of 1880–81 as a Field Cornet, taking part in the Battle of Majuba Mountain, in which the Boers achieved a victory over the British forces under Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley. He continued his successful career to the end of the Second Boer war, striking heavily where he could and evading every attempt to bring him to bay.

Second Boer War - ABW - Christiaan De Wet was considered the most formidable leader of the Boer guerrillas. He successfully evaded capture on numerous occasions and was later involved in the negotiations for a peace settlement.

Boer Women in the Anglo-Boer War

South Africa: A Boer Girl’s Memories of the Boer War and concentration camps

New York Life-Day by Day: The South African BOER WAR 1899-1902

Jo Briggs, “The Second Boer War, Anti-Imperialism and European Visual Culture”

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go....

Boer in a favourite photographic pose of the day, a press of the thumb and five Mauser bullets are loaded at one go.

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