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The death of trooper Alexander Aberline, F squadron, NSW Imperial Bushmen at Lichtenburg 2 October 1900.

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dc.contributor.author Bottomley, John
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-23T08:08:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-23T08:08:41Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Bottomley, J. 2005. The death of trooper Alexander Aberline, F squadron, NSW Imperial Bushmen at Lichtenburg 2 October 1900. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 50:59-74, Nov. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5314
dc.description.abstract Much of the history of the Anglo-Boer War is dour and brutal, as is to be expected of a three year struggle which many believed was genocidal in purpose. This war saw so many nationalities fighting against each other, and was at the same time a civil war involving Afrikaner against Afrikaner, and South African English-speakers, as well as many black combatants, fighting and dying on both sides. Yet, there was an emotional dimension to the war, although this level has so often been lost in the 'grand overview'. This paper relates the story of one Australian combatant and his journey towards death in a foreign land. Trooper Aberline's sacrifice was to have an impact on the Boers and his legacy went far beyond his rusting cross in the Lichtenburg cemetery which lies close to that of Edith Mathews who was buried nearby. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of History, North-West University, Mafikeng-campus and the School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus en_US
dc.title The death of trooper Alexander Aberline, F squadron, NSW Imperial Bushmen at Lichtenburg 2 October 1900. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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