Latest Morant Research Coming To Town

Latest Morant Research Coming To Town

THE trial and ensuing execution of Lieutenants Harry ‘Breaker’ Morant and Peter Handcock in February 1902 in the heat of the Boer War has remained a tender point in both Australian and British military history. Jim Unkles will bring six years of research...
A tough break for Breaker Morant

A tough break for Breaker Morant

HARRY “Breaker” Morant, executed more than 112 years ago, has no chance of Australian backing for a pardon. The Federal Labour Government will take no action to pardon Morant and Peter Handcock, who were executed by a British firing squad after being...
New bid to pardon Breaker Morant

New bid to pardon Breaker Morant

More than a a century after he was executed, supporters of Harry “Breaker” Morant have upped the ante in their fight to have the legendary soldier pardoned. Morant – executed by firing squad in 1902 for killing prisoners in the Boer War – had...
Memorial revives ‘Breaker’ campaign

Memorial revives ‘Breaker’ campaign

Today’s planned release of details about the Anzac Parade National Boer War Memorial has thrust the controversial execution 110 years ago of two Australians convicted of war crimes back into the spotlight. Lieutenants Harry ”Breaker” Morant and Peter...