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Swazis gathered for a dance, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/40

Scope and Contents

203 x 155 mm. Showing a large group of Swazis, many with umbrellas, gathered round a troupe of dancers. In the background are two settlements of huts. The note on the back of the print continues: 'The house and huts in the background are occupied by the Chief Regent of the Swazis when she visits Mbabane.'


  • Creation: 1910 - 1911


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some overall fading.


PJ. This additional note was supplied by Huw M. Jones. The view is of Mangwaneni royal homestead, a mile east of the centre of Mbabane. After the Anglo-Boer War the British moved the administrative centre of the territory from Bremersdorp (now Manzini) to Mbabane. Since the royal homesteads were much closer to Bremersdorp, a new homestead was established at Mangwaneni to enable the Queen Regent, Ndhlovukazi Labotsibeni, to have somewhere to stay whilst visiting Mbabane on business. In 1907 the Administration built a cottage for Ndhlovukazi at Mangwaneni.



Finding aid date

2002-10-23 14:44:18+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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