From Chapter VI : Prieska to Paardeberg pp. 54-58
Editor's note: Frank Wilkinson covered the Boer war as Special Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. In keeping with his account's subtitle, Wilkinson saw his role as meeting the public's desire 'to know what Australia has done for the Empire in this crisis'. He admits he could not cover 'the whole of the ground traversed by the Australians'. Yet Wilkinson's reportage took him way off what he calls the 'tourist beat', though it included the most familiar of Australian pursuits - a game of cricket.