n Journal for Contemporary History - The citizen soldier in the Border War

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The role of the citizen soldier - meaning any man (and latterly woman) who takes up arms, not out of choice but through necessity, and then returns to his or her civilian life once that necessity is resolved - in the long bush conflict, popularly known as the "border war" has never been clearly understood or even fully appreciated.

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