The Australian Contingent. A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales, and an Account of the Despatch of Troops to the Assistance of the Imperial Forces in the Soudan. Frank HUTCHINSON, Francis MYERS.
The Australian Contingent. A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales, and an Account of the Despatch of Troops to the Assistance of the Imperial Forces in the Soudan
The Australian Contingent. A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales, and an Account of the Despatch of Troops to the Assistance of the Imperial Forces in the Soudan

The Australian Contingent. A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales, and an Account of the Despatch of Troops to the Assistance of the Imperial Forces in the Soudan

Sydney, Government Printer, 1885.

Octavo, [iv], 285 pages.

Early full morocco over bevelled boards; spine gilt in compartments; sides bordered with triple fillet gilt; all edges gilt (and lightly scored in a few places); scattered light foxing (moderate in some sections); an excellent copy in what is probably the publisher's presentation binding.

The contingent, 'an infantry battalion of 522 men and 24 officers and an artillery battery of 212 men' (Australian War Memorial website) arrived in the Sudan on 29 March 1885; it saw little action before it departed on 17 May after the British Government decided to abandoned the campaign. Pages 250-266 contain a complete list of the names of the members of the contingent. Ferguson 10714; Dornbusch 13; Fielding and O'Neill, page 97; Trigellis-Smith 139.

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