Breaker Morant

Regan Tamanui Ha Ha BOOMDubbo

Ha Ha, Breaker Morant, 2015, stencil portrait, 213 Macquarie Street (behind the Tobacco Station/Network Video), Dubbo

BREAKER MORANT (1864 – 1902) by Ha Ha portrays one of the more colourful characters of the region’s history. Lieutenant Henry Harboard (Harry) Morant is perhaps better known for the manner of his death before a firing squad than what he did in life. Born in England, he spent some time in Australia reportedly breaking as many hearts as horses, often on the move from women and debt. In 1899 when the Boer War began, Morant was in Adelaide and he joined the 2nd Contingent, South Australian Mounted Rifles. He was executed by firing squad in 1902 after being charged with the execution of Boer prisoners. Morant spent some time in western NSW. There’s a memorial to Morant at Bogan Gate, NSW.

The Bruce Beresford directed movie about Morant was made in 1980.

Commissioned by BPT, this work is above Ben Hall behind the Tobacco Station/Network Video, 213 Macquarie Street.

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