Title: Breaker Morant – A Horseman Who Made History – With a Selection of His Ballads
Author: Cutlack, F M
Condition: Very Good +
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 1980
Cover: Soft Cover without 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.