#OnThisDay 1 March 1900 the NSW Bushmen's Contingent departed Sydney to fight in the Boer War in South Africa.
The war between the British and the two Dutch South African republics – the Boer War – began on 11 October 1899 when the Boers declared war on the British. It lasted until 31 May 1902 when Lord Kitchener and General Botha signed the peace treaty, the Peace of Vereeniging, ending the war.
- War and Australia - Boer War Gallery (including the encampment at Kensington Racecourse, Sydney and the departure of the troops)
- Boer War Records Guide
- Military and War resources