Review of the New Zealand Rough Riders (3rd New Zealand contingent). 15 Feb. 1900.
In 1900 the Government accepted an offer by the Mayor of Christchurch, William Reece (1856-1930), and prominent businessman George Stead (1841-1908) to organise a third contingent of New Zealand Mounted Rifles to be sent to the Boer War. The organising committee raised the funds, selected the troops and set up a training camp in Addington. Most of those enlisting were competent horsemen and marksmen. Shown here is a review of the troops in Hagley Park in front of His Excellency the Governor, Lord Ranfurly (1856-1933)
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