Book review

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8 Nov 2013

Review Details
Date: 8 November 2013
Author: David Hansen
Publisher: Australian Review of Public Affairs (ARPA)
Owning Institution(s): The University of Sydney

Book Details
Title: Forgotten War
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Date Published: 2013
Author/s: Henry Reynolds

In 1885, a volunteer military expedition left New South Wales for the Sudan. This spectacular waste of time and money resulted only in some execrable patriotic verse, three men receiving minor wounds, and half a dozen dying of dysentery in Africa and on the way home.

This conflict has pride of place at Australia’s War Memorial—while the 30,000 Aboriginal people killed in the guerrilla war they fought against British colonisation remain unrecognised

Read David Hansen’s full article in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (20).

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