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Preparations for the execution of a Boer prisoner, South African War, [between 1899 and 1902]

Reference Number: 1/4-060136-F

Preparations for the execution of a Boer prisoner, South African War, photographed ca 1900 by George Edward Gabites. The prisoner is at the centre, to the left of the rocky outcrop, with his hands tied in front of him. A British officer to the left is ordering troops out of the line of fire of the firing squad, which is out of the picture to the left.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cellulose nitrate photonegatives, related to South African War, 1899-1902 - Prisoners and prisons, South African, South African War, 1899-1902 - Prisoners and prisons, New Zealand and Executions and executioners.

Part of:
Gabites, George : Photographs of Maori and the South African War, Reference Number PAColl-4200 (5 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Cellulose nitrate film negative. Single negative

Historical Notes: This prisoner was wearing a khaki uniform when captured, and was executed by firing squad shortly after this photograph was taken.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. South African War. Prisoners of War(PFP-017353)

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