programme for its veterans who had fought in the second Anglo-Boer War.
In 1908, Canada enacted the Volunteer Bounty Act which authorised the
award of two adjoining quarter sections or 320 acres of dominion lands
to Canadian volunteers who had served with the Canadian contingents or
with British forces during the South Africanconflict. The usual fees
levied for homestead entry and land patents were waived. However, each