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South Africa (nation)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Circumcision dance, Amanguba Tribe, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/46
Scope and Contents

201 x 161 mm. Showing young men of this Bantu tribe smeared all over with white clay and dressed in grass skirts and grass headdresses which conceal their faces. During this period they are known as Abakweta or 'white boys', the ceremonies connected with the circumcision rites lasting several weeks.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Coast Foliage, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/22
Scope and Contents

198 x 113 mm. Showing a clearing in dense woodland on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. The print is unsigned but is probably by Caney.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Drakensberg, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/43
Scope and Contents

207 x 159 mm. A view looking along a valley and river gorge towards the Drakensberg Range, with the flat topped Cathkin peak in the centre of the print. A figure on horseback stands on the path in the foreground. On the print itself is written '?Cathkin Peak, Natal' and 'Drakensburg', and it is also signed 'B.W. Caney, Durban.'

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Kaffir Corn [sorghum], Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/44
Scope and Contents

203 x 153 mm. Showing a group of African children standing among sorghum, cultivated for its grain which is used for porridge and for making beer. On the print itself is the the signature: 'B.W. Caney, Durban'

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Karkloof Falls, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/19
Scope and Contents

139 x 199 mm. Showing the 250 foot drop over horizontally stratified rock of the Karkloof Falls twenty five miles form Pietermaritzburg. The print is signed 'Caney'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Maritzburg [i.e. Pietermaritzburg] from Fort Napior [Napier], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/15
Scope and Contents 195 x 128 mm. A view from Fort Napier, situated on a hill south-west of the town, looking down on to the neatly laid out tree shaded streets of Pietermaritzburg. With a field gun pointing out over the town from behind earthwork fortifications in the foreground. The garrison at Fort Napier was the only concentration of forces in the colony in the months before the war, and it was these depleted defences, together with the ease with which a Zulu army might cross the undefended Buffalo River...
Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Maritzburg [i.e. Pietermaritzburg] , Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/16
Scope and Contents

198 x 138 mm. A view looking towards Pietermarizburg from the south-east, with a road leading towards the Umsindusi River in the foreground. The print is signed 'Caney'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Outer Anchorage, Port Natal [i.e. Durban], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/4
Scope and Contents

200 x 109 mm. A view from the beach looking out into the Indian Ocean, with surf breaking in the foreground and ships moored beyond the harbour bar on the horizon. The print is signed 'Caney'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Umgeni Falls, Howick, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/18
Scope and Contents

137 x 198 mm. Showing the 365 foot Howick Falls on the Mgeni River fifteen miles from Pietermaritzburg. The photographer is probably Caney.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Umvoti [i.e. Mvoti] Drift, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/21
Scope and Contents

203 x 113 mm. Showing a large span of oxen drawing a wagon across the drift on the Mvoti River. The Mvoti, which flows into the Indian Ocean south-east of Stanger in southern Zululand, crosses the Pietermaritzburg-Greytown road between Hermansburg Road and Seven Oaks; this is probably the location of this photograph. The print is signed 'Caney'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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West Street, Durban, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/8
Scope and Contents

206 x 137 mm. A view looking along West Street, Durban, with spans of oxen and wagons waiting on the unsurfaced street outside the hops and commercial premises which line the way. The print is signed 'Caney'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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West Street, Durban, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/10
Scope and Contents

206 x 134 mm. A view looking along West Street from the junction with another, unidentified, road, with the general stores of W.H. Darby in the foreground and long spans of oxen drawing loaded wagons along West Street. The print is signed 'Caney'.

Dates: 1879 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Zulu maiden, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/47
Scope and Contents

151 x 205 mm. A full-face half-length portrait of a plump Zulu girl with decorative abdominal scarring. The photograph is probably by B.W. Caney, and is numbered '110'.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Zulu wedding dance, Natal [i.e. KwaZulu-Natal], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305D/45
Scope and Contents

200 x 149 mm. Showing a large group of Zulu maidens gathered in two rows facing one another to perform a wedding dance. The print itself is numbered '52', is unsigned but is probably by B. W. Caney.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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