Boer War diary of Trooper Miles Fletcher Swan, No.9, who joined the 3rd South Australian Bushmen's Contingent whilst working on Nagwarry Station, Penola. The diary is handwritten in pencil in a small Army Memo book, 11 x 17.5 cm, and includes descriptions of looting farms for food and makeshift hospitals set up for soldiers with fever, as well as conflict with the Boers and their good treatment of wounded Australian soldiers. Also includes a biography of Swan's life before and after the war. Diary entries are not in chronological order. The first entry, for 12 September 1900, is written in the middle of the memo book, with the entries on the first fiew pages dating from December 1900. A transcript bearing the title 'Copy of Diary of Trooper M. F. Swan of the 3rd South Australian Bushmens Contingent Boer War 1900-1901' is available (entries arranged in chronological order). Also included is an appendix which is a typescript of an article by Swan that appeared in 'The Advertiser' on Friday 11 January 1901.