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Langalabalele Rising Memorial in the pass between Natal and Basutoland, now called the Langalabalele Pass, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/5

Scope and Contents

141 x 82 mm (loosely mounted on foolscap paper with notes beneath the photograph). Showing two officers of the Basutoland Mounted Police standing in front of the cairn erected in memory of six troopers of the Natal Carabineers killed during the rising of 1873. The rising took place when men of Langalbalele's clan returned from the diamond mines with unauthorised guns. Having ignored orders to answer this charge, Langalabelele fled into Basutoland with an armed force. After successfully repulsing the government forces sent against him, he was betrayed by Jonathon Molapo, captured and condemned to life imprisonment on Robben Island. He was brought back to the mainland after agitation by Bishop Colenso and others.


  • 1910 - 1911


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading in from edges.




Green, Edward Scott Waring, fl 1911, sub-inspector of Police

Finding aid date

2002-10-22 14:57:14+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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