The New South Wales Sudan Contingent being reviewed at Moore Park several days before sailing. ...

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Accession Number 106139
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Boyd's New Palace of Art
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 28 February 1885
Conflict Sudan, 1885
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The New South Wales Sudan Contingent being reviewed at Moore Park several days before sailing. This was the first armed force raised by a British colony and despatched overseas. The contingent, under the command of Staff Colonel Richardson, consisted of 800 men and 224 horses. Raised in New South Wales and prepared in 15 days, it sailed from Sydney in the transports Iberia and Australasia on 3 March 1885.