Who is Harry 'breaker' Harbord Morant

Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant (born Edwin Henry Murrant, 9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, bush poet, military officer, and a war criminal who was convicted and executed for murdering six prisoners-of-war (POWs) and three captured civilians in two separate incidents during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

While serving as a lieutenant with the Bushveldt Carbineers during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Morant was arrested and court-martialled for committing murder on active service – one of the first such prosecutions in British military history. According to military prosecutors, Morant retaliated for the death in combat of his commanding officer with a series of revenge killings against both Boer POWs and many civilian residents of the North...
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  • West By North Again
    We've drunk our wine, we've kissed our girls, and funds are sinking low,
    The horses must be thinking it's a fair thing now to go;
    Sling the swags on Condamine and strap the billies fast,
    And stuff a bottle in the bags and let's be off at last. ...
  • Corn Medicine
    'A well-bred horse! but he won't get fat,
    Though I've done the best 1 can;
    He keeps as poor as a blessed rat!'
    Said the sorrowful stable-man. ...
  • At Last
    When I am tired, and old and worn,
    And harass'd by regret;
    When blame, reproach, and worldlings' scorn
    On every side are met; ...
  • Since The Country Carried Sheep
    We trucked the cows to Homebush, saw the girls, and started back,
    Went West through Cunnamulla, and got to the Eulo track.
    Camped a while at Gonybibil - but, Lord! you wouldn't know
    It for the place where you and Mick were stockmen long ago. ...
  • The Devoutly Thankful Lover
    So Nell was married yesterday! -
    Let's fill a bumper mellow,
    And drain it to old Hymen's sway -
    And to the lucky fellow. ...
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