Sir Walter Currie, Commandant of the Frontier Mounted Police, 1861
Scope and Contents
A half length seated studio portrait of Sir Walter Currie (1819-1872). Born in France, Currie was brought by his father to the Cape in 1820. His early days were spent farming but he volunteered for service and became commanding officer of the Albany Mounted Police in 1852, continuing to serve when this body was enlarged and renamed the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police in 1855. He was appointed Agent for the High Commissioner in Basutoland in 1868 and retired in 1870.
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1 photographic print(s)
82 x 107 mm. oval print.