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Oxen and cart, South Africa

Date: 1899-1902
Overall: 82 x 107 mm
Medium: Silve gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[096]

User Terms

    A black and white image of a tree lined street, likely in South Africa, where eight oxen are pulling a wooden cart. The oxen are being guided by a man with a cane.
    Handwritten on the reverse 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: Town scene and a row of oxen, two abreast, with flat four wheeled cart at centre, behind is a two wheeled one horse carriage with a woman sitting on seat and a male figure with ropes attached to the heads of oxen

    Collection title: Oxen and cart, South Africa

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