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Visit to the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. 2 months 1 week ago #66164

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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


His portrait


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.
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You are indeed fortunate to live in a country that takes pride in its military history, including that of the Colonial era.
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Looks like a great place to visit. Many thanks for these pictures.
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Thanks for the kind comments.
To continue ………
A REMINDER OF THE WORLD AS IT WAS IN 1899 -


Please note that New Zealand appears around 8 o'clock on the lower panel.

BOER and BRITISH Flags -





"NELSON" THE CANINE MASCOT OF THE 1st S.Aust. MR -


And his return to the fold .....



MORANT and HANCOCK



KINGS BANNER OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY -





CONTEMPORARY VIEW OF THE TASMANIAN IMPERIAL BUSHMEN -







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Great displays with informative labelling.
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Some super items exhibited there, Ian.

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Thanks for the kind comments.
To continue ………
A REMINDER OF THE WORLD AS IT WAS IN 1899 -



Please note that New Zealand appears around 8 o'clock on the lower panel.

BOER and BRITISH Flags -





"NELSON" THE CANINE MASCOT OF THE 1st S.Aust. MR -


And his return to the fold .....



MORANT and HANCOCK



KINGS BANNER OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY -





CONTEMPORARY VIEW OF THE TASMANIAN IMPERIAL BUSHMEN -







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IL.

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