|Place||Africa: South Africa|
|Measurement||Overall: 24.9 x 35 cm|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||pencil on paper|
|Place made||South Africa|
|Date made||c 1900 - 1901|
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Item copyright: Copyright unknown
Ambush in a donga
This drawing depicts a scene in South Africa probably at Northern Cape between 1899 and 1902. Unidentified soldiers are visible ambushing and attacking a camp situated in a donga or dry river bed.
The work has very tentatively been ascribed to Lieutenant H. St. J. Sweetland of "A" Battery Royal Australian Artillery.
This drawing is part of a series of works that were found at Ipswich Railway station, and were subsequently donated to the Memorial. The works were reportedly stored in a drawer in the railway office from at least 1930, until they were donated in 1974.