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Known in Australasia as the
Transvaal War or nowadays, the Boer War,
the War is described by Afrikaner
people as Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or
the Second Freedom War. It is
also known as the South African War and
generally as the Anglo-Boer War.
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The acclaimed new exhibition
provided by the Anglo-Boer
War Study Group of Australia..
Victorian Nurses in
the Boer War
Victoria's Boer War Memorials --
Camp of Instruction
Victorian killed in action
(Mounted Rifles) Contingent
Victorian 'Imperial' Contingent
Victorian Mounted Rifles
Battle of Wilmansrust (5 VMR)
This site was
by the Their Service: Our
program of the Australian Depart-
ment of Veterans' Affairs.
Boer (and Zulu) Wars -- Books -- A UK Link
NEW Australian Illustrated Zulu and Boer Wars
NEW Boer War
-- National Archives of Australia Research
Celebrations newsletter and source
Commonwealth War Graves
Centenary and history link -- South Africa
information click here
MORE GENERAL INFORMATION . .
. UPDATED 24 June 1999, and 6 December 2007
Military Units Against the Boer
Republics -- A significant listing from RSA
Camps--extensive and informative, but sometimes a bit
List of South African Museums
with Boer War material -- Plan your own tour
S. Af. Military History
Society -- notes on celebrations, link to commercial tour
Anglo-Boer War Town Guard Forts
in the Eastern Cape, 1901-2
VICTORIAN ENABLING ACTS FOR
THE ANGLO-BOER WAR
- 63 Vict. No. 1619 (Victorian Military Contingent
- 63 Vict. No. 1640 (Allowing public
- 63 Vict. No. 1627 (35,000 pounds for 2nd
- 63 Vict. No. 1655 (30,000 pounds for 3rd
- 64 Vict. No. 1698 (45,000 for further
CAMP OF INSTRUCTION
Victorians going to the Boer War were drilled, trained,
organised, disciplined, clothed, equipped and supplied
with horses at Langwarrin Camp (Langwarrin is now an
outer suburb of Melbourne).
Little instruction was needed for the first contingents.
Officers and men were mostly drawn from local regiments.
But from the 'Bushmen's' Contingent onwards, several
weeks were required to provide basic training.
No horses returned from South Africa.
[Source: Murray, Lt-Col P. L.:
Official Records of the Australian
Military Contingents to the War
in South Africa: Govt Printer:
BOER WAR RECORDS TO BE RETURNED
Records showing the burial or memorial
sites for 500 Australian
casualties of the Boer War are to be
returned to Australia. The
records will be looked after by the
Office of War Graves upon
their return from South Africa.
[Herald-Sun, Melb.: 18. 3. 98: p.
See also: Price John E.: They Proved
To All The Earth: A source book
of Victoria's Dead in the South African
War 1899-1902: The Author:
n.d, c. 1981.
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