[Three segments from the Boer war period]

Accession Number F04622
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1899-1901
Access Open
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The first film segment is of British Infantry in khaki service dress parading before Royal carriages with the saluting area marked by Household Cavalry. Possibly a parade prior to embarkation for South Africa. The second segment is of a parade of Australian horsemen consisting of the NSW Lancers, Victorian Mounted Rifles and Queensland Mounted Infantry. The officers are wearing black arm bands indicating official mourning most likely for the death of Queen Victoria. The third segment is of the departure of the troopship the SS Roslin Castle. This could possibly be the departure of the 2nd Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment on 19 October 1899.

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