The Veterans: A History of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia 1850-1880

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 472 pages
Author: F. Broomhall
Year: 1989
ISBN: 085905103X
Other: appendixes, index
Publisher: Hesperian Press

This is the first full and accurate account of a military unit virtually unknown. At a crucial period of settlement these soldiers, with their wives and children, totalled some 2500 out of a population of only 23,000.

The force consisted of soldiers (who had mostly seen action in earlier wars) who came as guards on convict ships which between 1850 and 1868 transported almost 10,000 prisoners from the UK. to the Colony. Many of these found a new life.

The first part of the book is an account of the Pensioner force. The second part of 304 pages is an index of over 1000 of the men with extensive biographical information on most - including family details, service record and personal information where available.

Author's Notes and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Pre-embarkation
Chapter 2. The Voyage
Chapter 3. The New Land
Chapter 4. Some Difficulties
Chapter 5. Captain and Defender
Chapter 6. Progress
Chapter 8. Some Facets
Chapter 9. The Barracks
Chapter 10. The Fenians
Chapter 11. Review of the Enrolled Pensioner Force
Chapter 12. Beginning of the End
Chapter 13. The End
Chapter 14. The Enrolled Guard
Chapter 15. John Bruce
Chapter 16. Roebuck Bay, Northam, Champion Bay, Toodyay, Kojonup, Port Gregory, York, Greenough Flats, South Perth, Freshwater Bay, Camden Harbour, Bunbury, Albany
Chapter 17. The Tasmanian Pensioner Force
Chapter 18. Miscellanea
Chapter 19. Life in the Pensioner Barracks
Appendix A: Pensioners Benevolent Society
Appendix B: The Fenians
Appendix C: Standing Orders, the Enrolled Guard
Appendix D: Nominal Roll, Enrolled Guard
Appendix E: Nominal Roll, Q. Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Appendix F: Pensioner Arrivals
Appenddix G: Roll of Staff Officers, E.P.E
Biographical Index

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