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Breaker Morant : the final roundup / Joe West & Roger Roper.

Author/creator West, Joe (Local historian) author.
Other author/creatorRoper, Roger (Illustrator) author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2016.
Description384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents The early days -- The teenage Murrant -- The Morants -- Mrs Morant -- The wilderness years -- The Bushveldt Carbineers (BVC) -- The old country -- Alfred 'Bulala' Taylor : the Rhodesian soldier -- Events in Northern Transvaal -- The rise of the Tenterfield star -- Arrest to execution -- Aftermath -- Some went home.
Abstract "Workhouse-born Edwin Murrant, educated by the Freemasons, emigrated ... to Australia at the age of nineteen and found work on a cattle station in Queensland. Murrant spent the next sixteen years in Australia as a bushman, balladeer and all-round chancer renowned for his riding skills. Changing his name to Harry Harbord Morant, he claimed to be the son of an admiral. At the start of the Anglo-Boer war he joined the army and went to South Africa, eventually becoming a lieutenant in the Bushveldt Carbineers, an irregular unit fighting in Northern Transvaal. Enraged by the death of a friend in battle, he instigated the murder of prisoners by way of revenge. A missionary who knew too much was also killed under suspicious circumstances. Arrested and tried, he was sentenced to death and shot. Australians suggest he did not have a 'fair go' and was martyred by Lord Kitchener. Others remain fixed in their opinions: he took the law into his own hands and paid the ultimate price for his crimes. This intensively researched book, featuring a wealth of new information, reveals the truth behind the legend of Breaker Morant."--Jacket.
General note"Horseman, bush balladeer, war criminal"--Jacket.
General noteIncludes index.
Bibliography noteBibliography: pages 348-349.
ISBN1445659654 hardback
ISBN9781445659657 hardback

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