The Boer War: Australians and the War in South Africa 1899-1902


by Craig Wilcox


Between 1899 and 1902 more than 10,000 Australian soldiers sailed for South Africa to support British troops engaged in the war against the Boer settlers. The first contingents were raised by the colonial governments and it was not until 1902 that the newly-formed Commonwealth raised the eight battalions of the Australian Commonwealth Horse. This guide to the official government records of Australia’s involvement in the Boer War includes both colonial and Commonwealth records held by the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial. These records document the process of recruiting, training and shipping contingents through nominal rolls, pay sheets, reports and thousands of red-tape files.

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ISBN: 0642344094 / 9780642344090

Australians and the War in South Africa 1899-1902

Boer War, Research Guide


1999 Spiral bound card cover, 94 pages. This guide is number 9 in the series of Research Guides published by the National Archives of Australia.