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The Resource Breaker Morant, Peter FitzSimons

Breaker Morant, Peter FitzSimons

Label
Breaker Morant
Title
Breaker Morant
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet, murderer or hero? Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. But Morant was a complicated man. Born in England and immigrating to Queensland in 1883, he established a reputation as a rider, polo player and poet who submitted ballads to The Bulletin and counted Banjo Paterson as a friend. Travelling on his wits and the goodwill of others, Morant was quick to act when appeals were made for horsemen to serve in the war in South Africa. He joined up, first with the South Australian Mounted Rifles and then with a South African irregular unit, the Bushveldt Carbineers. The adventure would not go as Breaker planned. In October 1901 Lieutenant Harry Morant and two other Australians, Lieutenants Peter Handcock and George Witton, were arrested for the murder of Boer prisoners. Morant and Handcock were court-martialled and executed in February 1902 as the Boer War was in its closing stages, but the debate over their convictions continues to this day. With his masterful command of story, Peter FitzSimons takes us to the harsh landscape of southern Africa and into the bloody action of war against an unpredictable force using modern commando tactics. The truths FitzSimons uncovers about 'the Breaker' and the part he played in the Boer War are astonishing and finally we will know if the Breaker was a hero, a cad, a scapegoat or a criminal
Cataloging source
AUNRT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
968.048
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morant, Breaker
  • Morant, Breaker
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Soldiers
Target audience
general
Label
Breaker Morant, Peter FitzSimons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000067268684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733641305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1159022386
Label
Breaker Morant, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000067268684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733641305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1159022386

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