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Western Cape, Province of the (province)

Subject Source: Local sources

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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
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