Booklet, Souvenir of the New Zealand Second Contingent for the Transvaal, January 1900

McKee & Co.
Production date
Jan 1900

Object detail

Brief Description
Booklet titled: Souvenir of the New Zealand Second Contingent for the Transvaal, January 1900.

The front cover has Major Craddock's picture - Commander 2 Contingent, Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener's photographs as well.
Inside page photographs of six officers:
Captain Hayhurst No 2 division - Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Lieutenant H C Banks - Auckland Mounted Rifles, Surgeon Captain Fenwick - Canterbury Engineers, Lieutenant A B Heather - Waikato No 1 Mounted Rifles, Lieutenant G Crawshaw - Timaru City Rifles, Lieutenant J Finlay - South Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Photographs taken by Stonebridge & Co, Vivian Street, Wellington.

The rest of the book is devoted to photographs of the N C O's and Troopers:
Those from the Hawke's Bay include: Sergeant C A Chapman, Napier Guards, Napier (Hotchkiss Battery); Private F W Cook, Hastings Rifles, Hawke's Bay; Gunner A Turnbull, F Battery, Napier (Hotchkiss Battery); Lance-Corp. E J West, Napier Rifles, Napier; Private W Heiford, Napier Rifles, Napier; Sergeant W R Boyd, Hastings Rifles, Hastings; Private H Somerville, Woodville Rifles, Woodville; Private V Moore, Woodville Rifles, Woodville; Sergeant R Dumaresq, Dannevirke Rifles, Dannevirke; Sergeant Hans Larsen, Dannevirke Rifles, Dannevirke; J J Irwin, Mounted Rifles, Wairoa; Private E N Knapp, Waipawa Rifles, Hawke's Bay; Corporal O Neilson, Dannevirke Rifles, Dannevirke; Lance-Corporal J H Escott, Woodville Rifles, Woodville.

Second to last page is a complete list of officers of the 2 Contingent:
Regimental Sergeant Major Freeth included. Various photographs of the camp at Newtown Park and other views. On the last page is a poem by Rudyard Kipling titled: The Absent-Minded Beggar.
On the back cover is a photograph of the Premier - The Right Hon. R J Seddon PC, LLd.
Production date
Jan 1900
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Soft cover; black & white illustrations; printed on paper with black ink.
Height x Width: 148 x 272mm
Subject period
Subject date
Credit line
gifted by W Fraser
Other number(s)
39/161, 40354
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