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Oct 05

Book Reviews

Have you read a new book lately that you would like to share with online historybuffs? If so, why not write a review ? We are sure our community would like to hear from you, so here are the guidelines: You can submit your review via email simply  attaching a Word Document to it.  (  …

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May 15

The Anglo Zulu War

Battle of Isandlwana  Part of the Anglo-Zulu War The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apr 23

The Reformer who Changed his Name?

MY COMPENDIUM OF FASCINATING HISTORICAL IRRELEVANCIES – 1 Robin Lamplough Anyone with some background in the 19th century history of the Cape Colony will remember the name of Dr John Philip, the superintendent of the London Missionary Society who was blamed for the 50th Ordinance of 1828, which extended rights of citizenship in the colony …

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Sep 04


FROM OL’ NOO YORK TO HILLCREST KZN! A fascinating glimpse of the tendrils of empire by Robin Lamplough Some observant property owners in Durban’s western suburb of Hillcrest may have learned from their title deeds that their land is a sub-division of the farm Albinia. It is most unlikely, however, that any of them has …

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May 25

Relief of Ladysmith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia Major Hubert Gough of the relieving force greets General Sir George White in Ladysmith Date 28 October 1899 –27 February 1900 Location  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Result British victory Belligerents    United Kingdom South African Republic Orange Free State Commanders Redvers Buller Piet Joubert    Louis Botha When the Second Boer …

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