Story: South African War

Boys at Waipipi School, around 1910

Boys at Waipipi School, around 1910

In this group portrait of pupils at Waipipi School, near Waiuku, the older boys are in cadet uniforms and are bearing rifles. The effect of the South African War was to heighten the sense that the military training of young men was essential both to the nation's health and to the boys' moral virtue.

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Jock Phillips, 'South African War - The legacy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012