Australia's Communities and the Boer War

Authors: McQuilton, John

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  • Refutes the argument that the founding of Australia's federation was peaceful
    Focus on local level allows close examination of historical detail
    Positions the Boer War and the First World War within an imperial and colonial context

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This book explores an Australian regional community’s reaction to, and involvement with, the Boer War. It argues that after the initial year the war became an ‘occasional war’ in that it was assumed that the empire would triumph. But it also laid the foundations for reactions to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. This is the first exploration of the place of the Boer War in Australian history at the community level. Indeed, even at the national level the literature is limited. It is often forgotten that, despite the claims that Australia became a federation via peaceful means, the colonies and the new nation were, in fact, at war. This study aims to bring back into focus a forgotten part of Australian and imperial history, and argues that the Australian experience of the Boer War was more than the execution of Morant and Hancock.

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John McQuilton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australia's Communities and the Boer War
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30825-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30825-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30824-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80896-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 128
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