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The Resource A kind of victory : Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen, Craig Wilcox

A kind of victory : Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen, Craig Wilcox

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A kind of victory : Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen
Title
A kind of victory
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Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen
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Craig Wilcox
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Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1899, on the eve of the Boer War, Captain Charles Cox from Parramatta took 100 Australian cavalrymen to train with the British army in England. These military apprentices became British soldiers as well as Australian ones. But
Summary
In 1899, on the eve of the Boer War, Captain Charles Cox from Parramatta took 100 Australian cavalrymen to train with the British army in England. These military apprentices became British soldiers as well as Australian ones. But everything went wrong. Publicity got in the way of cavalry drill which, in any case, the Australians were allowed to shirk. The debacle ended with Cox volunteering his little command for the Boer War, with the British making him get the consent of his government and his men, and finally with a murder on a lonely farm in South Africa. There was no more talk of Australian fighting men morphing into colonial members of the British army. Still, the newspapers said the venture was a brilliant success, that Australians had proved themselves natural warriors, that the British Empire was stronger for what happened -- all of which Australians rejoiced to hear. It was, in the end, a kind of victory.
Biography type
collective biography
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10642605
Cataloging source
ANL
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1959-
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Wilcox, Craig
Dewey number
355.00994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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National Library of Australia
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  • Cox, Charles Frederick
  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Military service, Voluntary
  • Military training camps
  • Military service, Voluntary
  • New South Wales
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adult
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Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen
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A kind of victory : Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen, Craig Wilcox
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Content category
cartographic image
Control code
000052191893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780642278579
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, portraits
Label
A kind of victory : Captain Charles Cox and his Australian cavalrymen, Craig Wilcox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
cartographic image
Control code
000052191893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780642278579
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, portraits

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