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Breaker Morant: Peter FitzSimons ; narrated by Cameron Goodall.

Breaker Morant: Peter FitzSimons ; narrated by Cameron Goodall.
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CD 968.048 MORA
Adult Spoken Word Compact Disc   Double Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781004021109
Author FitzSimons, Peter author.
Title Breaker Morant [sound recording] / Peter FitzSimons ; narrated by Cameron Goodall.
Edition Unabridged MP3 Audio.
Publisher/Date [Chatswood, NSW] : Wavesound Pty Ltd, [2020].
Pagination etc. 2 CDs (MP3) (approximately 23 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm.
Performer note Narrated by Cameron Goodall.
Summary Note Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. Born in England and immigrating to Queensland in 1883, he established a reputation as a rider, polo player and poet. Morant was quick to act when appeals were made for horsemen to serve in the war in South Africa. He joined up, first with the South Australian Mounted Rifles and then with a South African irregular unit, the Bushveldt Carbineers. In October 1901 Lieutenant Harry Morant and two other Australians, Lieutenants Peter Handcock and George Witton, were arrested for the murder of Boer prisoners. They were court-martialled and executed in February 1902 as the Boer War was in its closing stages. The debate over their convictions continues to this day. Peter FitzSimons takes us to the harsh landscape of southern Africa and into the bloody action of war against an unpredictable force. He uncovers astonishing truths about 'the Breaker' - and finally reveals if the Breaker was a hero, a cad, a scapegoat or a criminal.
Subject - Name Morant, Breaker, -- 1864?-1902
Subject Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography
South African War, 1889-1902 -- Participation, Australian
Added Author Goodall, Cameron narrator.
Shelf Location CD 968.048 MORA
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