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The Breaker (1973)


A documentary of Henry 'Breaker’ Morant’s life. It covers his disputed parentage, his variety of names, and his adventures as a bushman in Queensland and New South Wales. He volunteered to fight in the Boer War. He is famous for being executed by the English during the Boer War in 1902.

Curator’s notes

The information about 'Breaker’ Morant’s life is well documented. The detail is dense for this medium and, at times, a little overwhelming. Overall, a useful biography. It can be compared with the dramatised account of the end of Morant’s life depicted in Breaker Morant (1979).