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Jackson, Port (harbor)

Subject Source: Local sources

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New South Wales Contingent for South Africa, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086Q
Scope and Contents A loose black and white print (two more prints missing), showing embarked troops waving to crowds on the dockside. A handwritten note on the back of the print states: 'Departure of A Battery, RAA, S.S. Warregal (for Boer War) left Port Jackson 30 Dec 1899'. The outbreak of the war on 11th October 1899 produced enthusiastic volunteering throughout the Australian colonies. A meeting in Melbourne in September 1899 had determined upon sending a joint contingent to number 2500 men in the event...
Dates: 1899-12-30
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