Sunday, 23 January 2011

It's All in The Face

Well a lot of it is anyway.  Moustaches were popular then!  I found the body language fascinating too.  It was the human aspect that first took my interest but after that I wanted to know more about the them.  The Rough Riders were New Zealand's Mounted Riflemen in the Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902).  I had never heard of a Rough Rider until I saw this picture in the Waipawa Settlers Museum last November.  The picture whetted my appetite and I have since discovered that there are quite a few books and much reference material about them including some that have been digitised by Google and made available to Kindle etc as well.


  1. Interesting site. Those were a tough bunch!

  2. when I saw this I immediately thought of Chris LaPorte, winner of Arptrize 2010.

  3. I have just awarded you "The Stylish Blogger Award". Hope you don't mind!