Australia at the Front : A Colonial View of the Boer War extract   autobiography   war literature  
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  • 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.

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    y On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 40-42
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