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Street scene, South Africa

Date: 1899-1902
Dimensions:
Overall: 82 x 108 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[093]

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    Description
    A black and white view of a tree lined street scene in South Africa. Two men can be seen riding horses down the centree with pedestrian on either side.
    Written on the back in lead pencil is 'Boer War '.



    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryThe second Boer War began in 1899 after the Boer residents and the British once again escalated in South Africa. The war continued until May 1902 and although Britain claimed victory and the Boers became British subjects, it was an uneasy peace and in nine years South Africa would become self-governing.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Street scene, South Africa

    Assigned title: Photograph of a street scene, unpaved road lined with large trees devoid of leaves down the center two men ride away into distance on horses

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