Description

Title: Breaker Morant – A Horseman Who Made History – With a Selection of His Ballads

Author: Cutlack, F M

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1962

Cover: Hard Cover with slightly torn and damaged Dust Jacket – 176 pages

Comments: Official Australian war correspondent and personal friend of Morant’s biographical study and detailed account behind the execution of Lieutenants Harry Harbord ‘Breaker’ Morant and Peter Joseph Handcock (Scapegoats of the Empire) at Pretoria Gaol in 1902 during the Boer War.

Harry ‘Breaker’ Harbord Morant (9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname “The Breaker”. The bulk of his published work appeared in The Bulletin magazine.

During service in the Second Boer War, Morant participated in the summary execution of several Boer (Afrikaner) prisoners and the killing of a German missionary, Daniel Heese, who had been a witness to the shootings. His actions led to his controversial court-martial and execution for murder.

In the century since his death, Morant has become a folk hero to some in Australia. His story has been the subject of several books, a stage play, and a major Australian feature film.

Previous owner’s name on front end paper which has been covered over with whiteout else in very good condition.