Durban (inhabited place)
Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:
189 x 141 mm. A view looking east along central West Street towards the Indian Ocean, with horse trams on the road, the premises of Cowey, Son and Co at the left and the Town Hall with its clocktower in the background. Erected in 1885, the building was converted into the general post office when the city hall was built in 1910.
197 x 137 mm. A view from the street showing the verandahed façade of the Durban Club.
Album of mostly 80 x 54 mm prints. There is a brief list describing items 1-98, which document the trip from Southampton to South Africa, travel in South Africa, and the visit to Southern Rhodesia. Many photos do not appear in the exact numerical order given in the listing. The rest of the images are uncaptioned, but their general locations have been identified by reference to the diary RCMS 353/1.
Collection of loose monochrome postcards showing views in Durban, published by Sapsco Real Photo (45-51), A.R. (52-57) and unknown (58-59).
355 x 124 mm. Two prints joined. A panoramic view looking eastwards over Durban from the Berea, the residential area on a rise to the west of the city. In the foreground are cultivated fields with the town beyond and The Bluff and the Indian Ocean in the background. The enclosed Bay of Natal can be seen at the right. An army camp can be seen at the left to the north of the Umgeni River.
98 x 72 mm. Showing an European passenger and Zulu driver.
A view of Durban's point, with wharves and shipping in the harbour. The print is initialled 'SA'.
188 x 141 mm. A view from the town hall looking south-east over the town towards the Bay of Natal and The Bluff. 'View from Town Hall' is also printed on the photograph itself.
196 x 135 mm. Showing the sailing ship 'Eastern Star' beached on Back (South) Beach, with spectators on the sands watching the efforts of a group of labourers to moor the ship securely. In the background are the North Pier, the harbour entrance and the Bluff. The ship was probably wrecked during the same storm which beached the 'Surprise' in 1880.
203 x 137 mm. Showing the military escort and crowds of spectators on the waterfront at Durban on 11 June 1879 to watch the embarkation of the body of Prince Napoleon aboard the tug 'Adonis' (only the funnel of which is here visible) for transportation out to H.M.S. 'Boadicea' lying beyond the bar.
152 x 101 mm. Showing the military escort and crowds of spectators on the waterfront, at Durban on 11 June 1879 to watch the embarkation of the body of Prince Napoleon aboard the tug 'Adonis' for transportation out to H.M.S. 'Boadicea' lying beyond the bar. The photographers signature 'Kisch' is stamped on the reverse, but shows through the print.
70 x 80 mm. Half tone illustration cut from The Times. Richard Philip (Dick) King, (1813-1871) was a pioneer in Natal who acquired the sobriquet 'Saviour of Natal' in 1842 when he rode to Grahamstown to obtain help for the garrison under Captain Smith, besieged by the Boers near Congella. Annotated in the top left hand corner: 'Times April 17 sent by HFW'.
Collection of monochrome postcards (one card missing from original set of twelve).
190 x 135 mm. A view from the garden showing a family group posed on the verandah of a corrugated iron roofed bungalow in The Berea, Durban's residential district. Seated in the deckchair is Charles Lewis Redwood. The woman seated near him is probably his wife, Olivia Elizabeth Redwood (née Lys). The two other men in the photograph are unidentified.
197 x 132 mm. Showing a family group with Zulu servants outside the bungalow 'Fairleigh'. At the centre of the group are Charles Redwood and his wife. The young man and the three children (two boys, possibly twins, and a girl) in the group are unidentified.
203 x 151 mm. Showing the steamer 'Umvolosi' in the floating dock at Durban.
195 x 135 mm. A view looking across Smith Street towards the gardens and the Durban Court House (completed in 1866).
198 x 150 mm. A view looking along the Prince Edward graving dock, completed in 1925 and situated at the head of the bay.
177 x 104 mm. A view looking out into the bay of Natal, with a sailing regatta in progress in the harbour.
137 x 86 mm. Monochrome postcard (original print).
76 x 100 mm. Showing a leopard in a cage.
197 x 136 mm. Showing a middle-aged man, two young Zulu warriors and a child posed in front of a Zulu house. The middle-aged man is Dabulamanzi, commander of the Undi Corps at the Battle of Isandhlwane and the action at Rorke's Drift on January 22, 1897.
198 x 137 mm. The exact location of this photograph has not been determined, but it possibly shows Boer trenches beneath Table Hill.
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