Story: South African War

Shooting test for volunteers

Shooting test for volunteers

Volunteers from Otago and Southland take a shooting test to help the selection of members of the 4th Contingent. An officer in the background takes notes. Apart from the 1st Contingent, the troopers were largely untrained men who had to be judged on the basis of their shooting and riding skills, and were then given rudimentary training in camp before departure.

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Jock Phillips, 'South African War - New Zealand’s contribution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012