Ernest Worrall and his Anglo-Boer War khaki keepsake, Peter Lane
Dr Annette Gero’s article “Wartime quilts” in the May 2015 Australiana stimulated Peter Lane to contact her about an Anglo-Boer War keepsake. Trooper Ernest Worrall of South Australia had drawn images and words on this rather small scrap of khaki fabric in 1902. Mementoes of that war are rare and Dr Gero included it in her exhibition at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Here Peter reconstructs the sad life of Trooper Worrall.