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The Resource Breaker Morant : the final roundup, Joe West & Roger Roper

Breaker Morant : the final roundup, Joe West & Roger Roper

Label
Breaker Morant : the final roundup
Title
Breaker Morant
Title remainder
the final roundup
Statement of responsibility
Joe West & Roger Roper
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Workhouse-born Edwin Murrant, educated by the Freemasons, emigrated to Australia at the age of nineteen and found work on a cattle station in Queensland. Murrant spent the next sixteen years in Australia as a bushman, balladeer and all-round chancer renowned for his riding skills. Changing his name to Harry Harbord Morant, he claimed to be the son of an admiral. At the start of the Anglo-Boer war he joined the army and went to South Africa, eventually becoming a lieutenant in the Bushveldt Carbineers, an irregular unit fighting in Northern Transvaal. Enraged by the death of a friend in battle, he instigated the murder of prisoners by way of revenge. A missionary who knew too much was also killed under suspicious circumstances. Arrested and tried, he was sentenced to death and shot. Australians suggest he did not have a 'fair go' and was martyred by Lord Kitchener. Others remain fixed in their opinions: he took the law into his own hands and paid the ultimate price for his crimes. This intensively researched book, featuring a wealth of new information, reveals the truth behind the legend of Breaker Morant."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Joe
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roper, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morant, Breaker
  • Great Britain
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Trials (Military offenses)
Target audience
adult
Label
Breaker Morant : the final roundup, Joe West & Roger Roper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Horseman, bush balladeer, war criminal"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The early days -- The teenage Murrant -- The Morants -- Mrs Morant -- The wilderness years -- The Bushveldt Carbineers (BVC) -- The old country -- Alfred 'Bulala' Taylor : the Rhodesian soldier -- Events in Northern Transvaal -- The rise of the Tenterfield star -- Arrest to execution -- Aftermath -- Some went home
Control code
000059627075
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781445659657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949866245
Label
Breaker Morant : the final roundup, Joe West & Roger Roper
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Horseman, bush balladeer, war criminal"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The early days -- The teenage Murrant -- The Morants -- Mrs Morant -- The wilderness years -- The Bushveldt Carbineers (BVC) -- The old country -- Alfred 'Bulala' Taylor : the Rhodesian soldier -- Events in Northern Transvaal -- The rise of the Tenterfield star -- Arrest to execution -- Aftermath -- Some went home
Control code
000059627075
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781445659657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949866245

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