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Scottish troops, Boer War

Date: 1899-1902
Overall: 83 x 108 mm
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[095]

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    An image of Scottish troops marching down a tree lined street in South Africa during the Boer War. Troops wear full uniforms of kilts, helmets and carry rifles.
    Handwritten on the reverse of the image 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

    Assigned title: Group of soldiers marching five abreast wearing helmets at center are two long single story buildings, children also march in the same direction

    Collection title: Scottish troops, Boer War

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