Story: Africa and New Zealand

Entering Pretoria

British and colonial troops are shown here entering Pretoria, the capital of Transvaal, on 5 June 1900, during the South African War between the British and the Boers. The troops on parade include the New Zealand contingent. The key below the picture identifies the troops (number 14 is the New Zealand contingent), significant groups and individuals, and important buildings.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Africa and New Zealand - Colonists, soldiers and sportsmen: 1800s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012