Boer War Soldiers and Civilians Graphic Exhibition

Boer War Soldiers and Civilians Graphic Exhibition

This exhibition has been provided by the Morwell Historical Society

Boer War Soldiers and Civilians Graphic Exhibition

This exhibition has been provided by the Morwell Historical Society

Event Details

When and where

Morwell Library - 63-65 Elgin Street
Friday 1 Dec 2017 at 10:00AM
Wednesday 31 Jan 2018 at 06:00PM

How Much

Free
Contact Details

Phone:1300 367 700
Email:library@latrobe.vic.gov.au

About

Morwell District Boer War Soldiers And Civilians Graphic Exhibition remembers and recognises the war service of the soldiers and civilians who lived in the Shire of Morwell before the Boer War, on enlistment or after the war.  There were five soldiers who lost their lives while on active service. 

The Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa, often referred to as the Forgotten War, was a significant event in Australia's history as it was the first major conflict in which Australia fought as a nation. Before Federation in 1901, our soldiers enlisted from individual colonies.  The war began on the 11th October in 1899 with a Boer invasion of British Colonies of Natal and Cape Colony.

The historical research of these soldiers and civilians was undertaken by Morwell Historical Society member and Principal Researcher, Rob de Souza Daw, and has provided valuable information and genealogical details for descendant families and interested military historians.  Apart from some letters from soldiers which appeared in the local newspaper, there are no local records or publications which specifically record the details of service of these Morwell District soldiers and civilians.

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