Photo and negative described as depicting Boer prisoners going to Klerlesdurp after Hartebeeste Fontein. The photograph was taken in South Africa during the Boer War, around 1902. Some of those depicted are children. Forty prisoners were captured at Paarde Plats.

Description of Content

Children and adults on the back of a cart in rural setting, with soldiers on horseback in distance.

Physical Description

Black and white photographs on paper and a photo negative, letter and envelope on cream paper.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Military Memorabilia Collection, Returned and Services League (RSL) Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Upper Yarra Returned Services League (RSL), 06/01/1982

  • Place & Date Depicted

    Klerlesdurp, North West Province, South Africa, circa 1902

  • Format

    Photograph, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    Printed on front of envelope: ‘ANZAC HOUSE, / 4 COLLINS STREET, / MELBOURNE, VIC. 3000’ Printed on front of envelope top right corner: ‘POSTAGE / PAID / MELBOURNE / VIC. AUST. / 3000’ Printed on front of envelope top left corner: ‘RETURNED / SERVICES LEAGUE / AUSTRALIA / SERVING STILL’ Handwritten on front of envelope: ‘PHOTOGRAPH AND NEGATIVE OF BOER PRISONERS / GOING TO KLERLESDURP THE DAY AFTER HARTEBEESTE / -FONTEIN. THE FORTY PRISONERS WERE / CAPTURED AT PAARDE PLATS. / DONATED BY UPPER YARRA RSL SUB-BRANCH / 6JAN82’ Stamped on back of letter: ‘The Returned Services League / of Australia / Upper Yarra Sub Branch’ Handwritten on back of letter: ‘Please send the photo & the negative / of the Boer War Photograph to the / Sec. State Branch for the Memorial / Section.’ Handwritten on back of photograph: ‘Boer prisoners going / to Klerlesdurp, the day / after Hartebeestefontein. / These (40 small[?]) were captured / at Paarde Plats the day / before H.P’ Printed on front of negative: ’15 16 / ILFORF’

  • Classification

    Military history, Service, Prisoners of war

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Keywords

    Boer War, 1899-1902, Military Memorabilia, Prisoners of War, Carts, Children