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Diary - Reuben Payne, Boer War, 1902 Document Reg. No: ST 042130

Alternative Name(s): Notebook

Part of a small notebook used as a diary by Reuben Payne in the Boer War, 1902. The diary includes Payne's service, rifle and horse numbers, and some details of the campaign. The cover and an unknown number of pages are missing.

Private Reuben Payne, service no. 726, served in the Boer War in the 2nd Battalion, A Company, 1st Australian Commonwealth Contingent. He enlisted at the age of 22, and described himself as a 'bush labourer', born in Alexander, Victoria.
Diary or notebook of 22 pages, with additional pages and cover missing. Hand-written on lined pages,
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Payne
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: boer war 1899-1902, military memorabilia, diaries
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Personal Effects
Tertiary Classification: diaries
Inscriptions: [Extensive text throughout.]

The body text of the diary begins: 'Left Langwarrin Camp / on the 12th Feb 1902 + / embarked on the Saint / Andrew for S Africa / Weighed anthor & stood / off Williamstown for / the night. Started / Thursday 13th from / Williamstown & reached / Albany Tuesday 18th...'
Author: Mr Reuben Payne, South Africa, 1902

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