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Arrival of the Contingent [New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan]

Date: 27 June 1885
Overall: 230 x 330 mm
Medium: Newspaper, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00016611
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    HistoryAfter the death of General Gordon the New South Wales Government offered to send a contingent to the Sudan at their own expense to assist in quelling the rebellion. The offer was accepted, the contingent of 622 men left on 3 March 1885 for the port of Suakim. After minor action the contingent was sent back to Sydney, arriving there on 19 June 1885.
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