How a lad from the outback took US president Theodore Roosevelt on an African safari


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May 13, 2018 08:21:10

This is the unlikely tale of how a young man from the Australian outback took US president Theodore Roosevelt on an African safari — all with the blessing of one of the world’s greatest museums.

The young fellow also wrote about the execution by the British of Boer War soldier Breaker Morant.

The adventurous Australian’s name was Victor Newland but, as his granddaughter Leonie Matheson explains, his family simply…

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