Historic Boer War pieces on display at Orange City Library

AS Orange prepares to honour the country’s fallen heroes at a Boer War Memorial Service tomorrow, historian Warren Wallis has some incredible historic pieces from the war on display at Orange City Library.

Mr Wallis, a self confessed history tragic, has collected all types of memorabilia from the war and as we prepare to mark the peace treaty signed on May 31, 1902, he believes now is the perfect time to see what is on display.

“I think the most interesting thing is a journal that shows the everyday life of a soldier in the Boer War, but there’s also flags, battlefield relics, pictures, stories and odd bits and pieces,” he said.

“There’s even interesting things from Banjo Paterson that were circulating at the time of the war.”

The history display will remain in the library for the next few days and Mr Wallis encourages everyone to get along to tomorrow’s memorial service in Robertson Park from 10.30am.

HISTORY LOVER: Warren Wallis has some amazing pieces of history from the Boer War on display at Orange City Library. His display coincides with tomorrow’s Boer War Memorial Service in Robertson Park. Photo: STEVE GOSCH  0527sgboer1

HISTORY LOVER: Warren Wallis has some amazing pieces of history from the Boer War on display at Orange City Library. His display coincides with tomorrow’s Boer War Memorial Service in Robertson Park. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0527sgboer1

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