Rylstone-Kandos Circuit Messenger, 1940 - page 1

Ref: Lynn Ryan collection

Boer War - Trooper Wallace Eames arrived Mafeking

Source: SMH article Thursday 31 May 1900 p.8


    The High Commissioner in South Africa has telegraphed to the Premier that by the latest reports, Trooper Wallace Eames of the 1st Australian Horse, who escaped from Pretoria, has arrived at Mafeking.
    The dangerous illness is reported of No. 311, Private W. Freeman; and of No. 13, Corporal Bugler A. R. Daley, of the New South Wales Mounted Infantry at Bloemfontein.

Boer War - Trooper Wallace Eames escapes

Source: The Brisbane Courier (Qld) Wednesday 6 June 1900 Page 5

Lord Roberts has reported that Trooper Wallace Eames, a member of the First Australian Horse (New South Wales), who was captured by the Boers some time ago, has escaped from Pretoria.

Boer War - Trooper Wallace Eames captured

Source: SMH Wednesday 25 April 1900 Page 8



Trooper Wallace Eames, who was captured at the time Lieutenant Dowling's patrol was surprised by the Boers, writing from Pretoria, January 27, to his father, Mr. Thomas Eames, of Eastwood, near Rylstone, says :-" Just a few lines to let you know I am alright, and settled here permanently until the war ends, or such time as the prisoners are exchanged. I was riding a Boer pony the day we were captured, and he was shot under me as soon as the Boers fired on us. I jumped up behind a comrade, and we had not gone halfway up the hill when that horse was shot dead also, I cannot write much, as all the letters have to be read, and there are so many that the Boer censor cannot be bothered reading long ones. We get enough to eat and nothing to do, so its not so bad after all. We are fenced in with barbed wire and have galvanised iron sheds to camp in."

Boer War veteran - Trooper Wallace Eames

Ref: Robin Suttor collection

Postcard - Cattle in river

Photo: Shirley Tunnicliff collection

Postcard - Katoomba Falls, Blue Mountains

This postcard is from a collection of my Grandmother Elsie Mulholland (née Brown).
Elsie collected these cards from 1906 in an album her brother Jack gave to her before he went to New Zealand as part of the Police Force. 
I have her collection now.

Ref: Shirley Tunnicliff