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Burning Boer farmhouse, c1900

This is a black-and-white photograph of a burning Boer farmhouse in South Africa. The date and location are not identified. Smoke billows from the roof of the single-storey building, which appears to be made of bricks and stone. A stone wall is on the left. Two women stand in front of the house watching it burn and another ...

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Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen embarking for Second Boer War, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a Tasmanian military unit, the 2nd Imperial Bushmen, preparing to board the SS Chicago to go to fight in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa. It was taken at Hobart Wharf on 27 March 1901. In the foreground, several uniformed soldiers are helping to walk horses up ...

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Men of the 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles, c1900

This is a black-and-white photograph of eight members of the 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles contingent, who served in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). All are mounted and in uniform. Most have gun belts across their chests and rifles raised in the air. The third man from the left is Harry B ('Breaker') Morant. The ...

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Men of E Company, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph showing E Company of the 5th contingent of the Victorian Mounted Rifles in action during the Second Boer War (1899-1902). The action in the image is taking place in front of the Pongola Bosch in the Boer republic of Transvaal during October 1901. Armed with rifles, the men are in a single ...

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Private Harry B ('Breaker') Morant, 1900

This is a black-and-white photograph of Private Harry B ('Breaker') Morant (c1864-1902), taken in Adelaide in 1900. Morant is dressed in the khaki uniform of a soldier of the South Australian Mounted Rifles, with a slouch hat turned up on the left-hand side. Across his chest is a gun belt.

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Lizzie van Zyl, 1901

This is a black-and-white photograph of a grossly malnourished child, Lizzie van Zyl (1894-1901), taken in the British concentration camp in Bloemfontein in the Boer republic of Orange Free State, in January 1901. Van Zyl lies on a bed wearing only a cloth across her loins. There is virtually no flesh on her body, and the ...

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William Bligh's notebook and list of mutineers, 1789

These are two pages of handwritten notes made in 1789 by English naval captain William Bligh. The first is taken from a notebook. Bligh began writing in this notebook after a mutiny on his ship, HMAV 'Bounty', when he and 18 of his crew were forced aboard a 7-metre open launch and set adrift in Tongan waters in the South ...

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Letter by William Paterson, 1807

This is a copy of a letter written on 16 March 1807 by William Paterson, commander of the New South Wales Corps, to William Bligh, Governor of the British colony of New South Wales, repeating an 'urgent' call for a big boost in the Corps' numbers, and asking for it to be equipped with iron guncarriages. This copy was sent ...

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British News No 1

This is a British News newsreel showing scenes of war and war-related activities from June 1940, in the days after the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in World War II (1939-45). It contains five segments: King sees Sunday Arms Speed-up; River Plate Heroes in South Africa; Comforts for Our Men ...

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British News No 2

This is a British News newsreel showing scenes of war and war-related activities from June 1940, in the weeks and days immediately before the fall of France during World War II. It contains 10 segments: Made in Australia; Indian Troops in Britain; The Queen Visits the Wounded; Royal Investiture; More Tanks; The Courage ...

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British News No 3

This is a British News newsreel showing scenes of war and war-related activities in June and July 1940, before and after the French surrender and armistice of 22 and 25 June, during World War II (1939-45). It contains nine segments: Man That Fortress; Canadian Destroyers in England; Irish Unity; B.E.F. Reequipped; Royalty ...

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British News No 4

This is a British News newsreel showing scenes of war and war-related activities in June and July 1940 during World War II, immediately after the French capitulation of late June left Britain standing alone against Germany. It contains four segments: All British Forces Evacuate France as Petain Signs; Royal Navy Faces Increased ...

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Moments in Time

Moments in Time is an interactive timeline presenting key events that occurred around the world between 650 and 1918 CE. This innovative digital resource enables you to see what was happening, in different locations around the world, at any moment in time – simply scroll the timeline to travel through time and explore when ...

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Moments in time: Teaching resource

Explore suggestions for using the interactive resource Moments in time to develop your students' understanding of important historical periods, movements, events and contexts. Along the way, encourage students to question the reliability and usefulness of available sources.