Tasmanians in the Transvaal War. John BUFTON.
Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

Hobart, S.G. Loone, 1905.

Quarto, [xvi], 534, [2] (blank, colophon) pages with 80 pages of illustrations (many of them portraits, from photographs).

Black moire cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, all edges speckled; covers lightly scuffed and flecked; bottom edges slightly bumped, with light wear; short split to the foot of the front joint; a very good copy (internally fine).

With the ownership signature of Alice Wallack, Kingston Beach (Tasmania), presumably a relative of Lieutenant-Colonel E.T. Wallack of the Tasmanian Permanent Staff, 'sent out to South Africa as a special service officer. He was placed in command of the First Tasmanian Bushmen to take them to Capetown' (page 149; a full-page portrait of him in the saddle appears on page 148). Ill-health forced him to return to Australia in November 1901. He was later relieved of his duties, deprived of the command of the 3rd Battalion of the Federal Contingent departing from Sydney for South Africa on the troopship 'Manhattan', as 'Grave irregularities in discipline are alleged to have taken place' (pages 420-424). Dornbusch 33; Fielding and O'Neill, page 126; Hackett, page 132.

Item #102434

Price (AUD): $400.00