Folder 1 of 2 - Letter and souvenir scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the Boxer Uprising service of John Denzil Etoile Turner, 1900-1901

Accession Number AWM2020.22.321
Collection number PR04120
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 1
Object type Letter, Scrapbook, Newspaper cutting
Physical description 37 Image/s captured
Maker Adelaide Advertiser
Turner, John Denzil Etoile
Place made Australia, China
Date made 1900-1901
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the Boxer Uprising service of Gunner (later Lieutenant Commander) John Denzil Etoile Turner, HMCS Protector, Australia and China, 1900-1901, and the First World War service of his son Sub-Lieutenant John George James Turner, Royal Australian Naval Brigade, Australia, 1916-1918.

Folder 1 of 2 - Consists of a letter and souvenir scrapbook related to Gunner Turner's service aboard HMCS Protector during the Boxer Uprising in 1900. The folder includes a letter to Turner from the offices of The Adelaide Advertiser newspaper commissioning him and outlining his role as their Special Correspondent aboard HMCS Protector during the Boxer Uprising in China. The souvenir scrapbook was presented to Gunner Turner upon his return to Adelaide by W.C.C. [Cooper] of The Adelaide Advertiser, and includes clippings of Turner's newspaper columns written during his deployment, which cover the gunboat's voyage from South Australia, arrival in China, their reception, and return to Australia.