One of my colleagues was scheduled for some thousand yard practice at Majura Range, Canberra - and IL tagged along at least as far as the AWM; a most imposing edifice indeed. This writer had not visited the AWM for many years and on the last occasion, the display featuring Boer War memorabilia was rather disappointing. On this occasion, IL was directed to the "Colonial Commitments" gallery and is pleased to report viewing a truly outstanding series of displays concerning the ABW.
Firstly presented is the medal group of then-Capt. Neville Howse of the NSW Army Medical Corps
And his bio
As a matter of interest his QSA bore the clasps Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill and Wittebergen. His KSA bore the usual date clasps.
"Roughing it on the Veldt"
IL found this exhibit most interesting.
Queen Victoria's scarf
Detail of shield with collection of various badges and titles relating to the ABW
There are many more illustrations taken of this remarkable collection. As time permits, I will edit and post them. It is to some degree unfortunate that the lighting in the gallery was not particularly conducive to taking pics. The little SONY did it's best.
Regards to all
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