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Inyoni Drift, Zululand, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/28

Scope and Contents

204 x 138 mm. Showing wagons from Pearson's column negotiating the deep gully of the Inyoni during the advance into Zululand. While the river itself was a mere trickle, the depth of the gully only permitted the passage of wagons one at a time, and the backlog waiting to cross can be seen on the hill behind the drift. The Inyoni, twelve miles north of the Tugela, was crossed by Pearson and his advance column on 18 January 1879 and he continued on while the rest of the force negotiated the crossing the following day. The print is signed 'J. R. Mee Photo'.


  • 1879 - 1880


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.




Mee, J R, fl 1879-91, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-10-01 16:11:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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