Also writes as: Breaker Morant ; The Breaker ; H. Morant
Born: Established: 9 Dec 1864 Bridgwater, Somerset,
There is some uncertainty relating to Morant's birth name/place/date. Morant's own account of his origins were that he was the son of Admiral Sir George Digby Morant, born 9 December 1865, Bideford, Devon (County), England. But sources (ADB, DNB, OX) suggest that it is more probable he was born Edwin Henry Murrant at Bridgwater, Somerset, England (1864?). (Sources: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Dictionary of National Biography, The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature)
Author listed as Henry Horland Morant, by J. H. Hornibrook Bibliography of Queensland Verse (1953).
See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Harry Harbord (Breaker) Morant, (1864-1902).