SYDNEY, NSW. 1885-03-03. THE SUDAN CONTINGENT WAS THE FIRST ARMED FORCE RAISED BY A BRITISH ...

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Accession Number 106140
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Albumen print
Maker Boyd's New Palace of Art
Conflict Sudan, 1885
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SYDNEY, NSW. 1885-03-03. THE SUDAN CONTINGENT WAS THE FIRST ARMED FORCE RAISED BY A BRITISH COLONY AND DESPATCHED OVERSEAS. THE CONTINGENT UNDER THE COMMAND OF STAFF COLONEL RICHARDSON, AND CONSISTING OF 800 MEN AND 224 HORSES RAISED IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND PREPARED IN 15 DAYS, SAILED FROM SYDNEY IN THE TRANSPORTS IBERIA AND AUSTRALASIA ON 1885-03-03. SHOWN ABOVE, EMBARKATION OF THE CONTINGENT AT CIRCULAR QUAY, SYDNEY.