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TITLE
Cameron Highlander Volunteers receiving medals, Inverness Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_126
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11220
KEYWORDS
Inverness Castle
Camerons
Boer War
uitlanders
Clan Cameron Highlight
Cameron Highlander Volunteers receiving medals, Inverness Castle

Cameron Highlander Volunteers being presented with medals at Inverness Castle for their service in the South African or Boer War of 1899-1902.

The war was fought between the British and the Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in Southern Africa. The gold in the Transvaal area - a Boer republic - attracted miners from other countries including Britain. The Boers labelled them 'uitlanders', looked upon them as second-class citizens and taxed them heavily. The British 'uitlanders' asked for help from their home country and the result was a three-year war, with the eventual defeat of the Boers and the loss of over 20,000 lives


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Cameron Highlander Volunteers receiving medals, Inverness Castle

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1900s

Inverness Castle; Camerons; Boer War; uitlanders; Clan Cameron Highlight

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Cameron Highlander Volunteers being presented with medals at Inverness Castle for their service in the South African or Boer War of 1899-1902.<br /> <br /> The war was fought between the British and the Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in Southern Africa. The gold in the Transvaal area - a Boer republic - attracted miners from other countries including Britain. The Boers labelled them 'uitlanders', looked upon them as second-class citizens and taxed them heavily. The British 'uitlanders' asked for help from their home country and the result was a three-year war, with the eventual defeat of the Boers and the loss of over 20,000 lives <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.