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By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
The Churchill Project provides descriptions of the twelve most significant locations in Whitehall, London as they relate to Winston Churchill.
Tags: Admiralty, Admiralty Arch, Battle of Trafalgar, Board of Trade, Cenotaph, Colonial Office, Corinthia Hotel, Dardanelles, David Lloyd George, Duglas Haig, Dundee, Home Secretary, Horatio Nelson, King Charles I, King Edward VII, London, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Munitons, National Liberal Club, Nelson's Column, Old War Office, Palace of Westminster, Parliament, Royal Navy, Royal Navy Air Service, Royal Scots Fusiliers, T.E. Lawrence, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Winston S. Churchill,
By RUPERT SOAMES
A delightful happenstance came my way in Australia recently. My company builds and runs prisons under contract to various governments. I was visiting a new prison we are building in New South Wales, near a town called Grafton on the Clarence River. Whilst touring this new and rather wonderful facility, I was stopped by the project manager. He asked if I were aware of the connection between Grafton and my grandfather, Sir Winston Churchill. I confessed I was not aware of any, so he took me down to the River Clarence, and showed me the broken hulk of a ship called Induna. She was the coaster that transported young Winston Churchill from Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa (now Maputo, Mozambique) to Durban, South Africa after his dramatic escape from the Boers in December 1899.
Tags: Andrew Carnegie Ross, Boer War, Clarence River Historical Society, Grafton N.S.W., Home Secretary, Louis de Souza, prison reform, Robert Lewis Taylor, Rupert Soames, SMS Wolf, Winston S. Churchill,