Category Archives: BOER WAR

PRE BOER WAR ABORIGINAL MILITARY SERVICE : JACK ALICK

New information about Jack Alick shows that his military service predates the Boer war in which he served in New South Wales and Commonwealth units. This information has been provided by David Deasey historian, soldier and New South Wales Chairman … Continue reading

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JACK ALICK BOND: BOER WAR ABORIGINAL SOLDIER

Research earlier this year by Hamilton historian Peter Bakker has located another Aboriginal man who fought in the Boer war. Bakker has found that Jack Alick was in the pre-Federation New South Wales First Australian Horse and has also been … Continue reading

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ABORIGINAL TRACKERS: BOER WAR

The exact number and identity of trackers both Aboriginal and non Aboriginal who volunteered for service in the Boer war is still the subject of discussion. However Colin Renshaw, a veteran of research in this area, has drawn my attention … Continue reading

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MORE ON WILLIAM STUBBINGS INDIGENOUS BOER WAR VETERAN

Kym Stubbings, William Stubbings’ great grandchild (see post 28 March) has told me of yet another object belonging to William Stubbings. This is a badge (pictured below) whose central feature is a date. The badge consists of an elongated scroll … Continue reading

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WILLIAM STUBBINGS: ABORIGINAL SOLDIER OF THE BOER WAR

On April 13th 1791 Watkin Tench, a young officer in the Marines, recorded a meeting on the banks of the Hawkesbury river between Arthur Phillip, Governor of New South Wales and members of the Boorooberongal clan of the Darug. We … Continue reading

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BOER WAR: ANOTHER ABORIGINAL SOLDIER CONFIRMED

In early 1900 five Aboriginal men from Warangesda Mission, Darlington Point offered their services as scouts to the New South Wales Bushmen Contingent which was to leave for South Africa later that year. [D and B Elphick, The Camp of … Continue reading

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