IT was a terrible war with atrocities, war crimes and concentration camps but it had nothing to do with the Nazis. This was the Boer War, 1899-1902, and the camps were set up by the British, of whose empire Australia was an integral part. It was also a war that blooded Australians for the catastrophe to follow.
The British Army, led by the likes of Lord Horatio Kitchener of Khartoum fame, not only burned most of the enemy’s farmhouses but herded thousands of people, in particular Boer women and children, into what Kitchener called concentration camps. What is sometimes overlooked is the camps also contained many blacks, including servants and their children. ……..Ross Fitzgerald The Australian March 14, 2015.
Robert Earles will be visiting Leichhardt Library to discuss his book
Book online Thursday 18 February 2016 6:30pm Free event/ Refreshments Served