Matabeleland South (province)
Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:
Showing thatched huts scattered among boulder strewn ground with a steep, smooth rockface in the background. Exact location unknown. Photograph taken in early August.
Showing thatched huts perched on a hillside of huge boulders. Exact location unknown. Photograph taken in early August.
Showing the clay and thatch huts of a Mashona village tightly packed among huge granite boulders on a hillside. Exact location unknown. See also Y3052A/63. Photograph taken in early August.
A more distant view of a Mashona village, situated in the cleft of a hillside and surrounded by huge granite boulders. Exact location unknown. Photograph taken in early August.
Showing a pioneer encampment near the Lundi River with men seated around a campfire beside unhitched wagons and a granite outcrop in the background. Photograph taken about August 2nd.
Showing Captain Hoste and another officer at the head of ‘B’ Troop, mounted in formation on the dry section of the Tuli Riverbed. ‘B’ Troop left Tuli on July 6th to cut the road through to the Umzingwani River (50 miles from Tuli) while the main column awaited provisions from Macloutsie.
Showing four pioneers at the base of a large baobab tree with a granite hill, possibly the Savana Buli Rock, rising in the background. The figure standing at the left of the group is the American, Maurice Heany, while the central figure is possibly Dr Jameson. Photograph taken about August 2nd.
Showing the same figures from Y3052A/95 standing at the base of the tree, but showing the baobab from a different angle. The figure standing at the right of the group is the American, Maurice Heany, while the central figure is possibly Dr Jameson. Photograph taken about August 2nd.
Showing a baobab tree in the foreground with the boulder-strewn hillside beyond. Photograph probably taken on July 24th 1890.
75 x 52 mm. A group of people in the Matopos Hills.
80 x 85 mm. A view showing the grave of Cecil Rhodes on the hill top in the Matopo Hills about 30 miles south of Bulawayo.
Showing a small part of the encampment at Lundi River with a wooded hill beyond. In the foreground a pioneer sits beside a tent among miscellaneous equipment including a wagon loaded with stores, a small field gun and a telescope. Photograph taken about August 2nd.
Showing a team of oxen crossing the Umzingwane at the drift also seen in Y3052A/54. Both in that photograph and this the road cut by the advance party of pioneers can be seen in the background. Photograph taken about July 15th 1890.
Showing the searchlight steam engine laagered on cleared land at Fort Tuli. See Y3052A/30. Photograph taken during first week of July 1890.
Showing ‘B’ Troop mounted and in formation on part of the sandy riverbed of the Tuli. The Tuli (or Shashi) River stretched nearly 1000 yards from bank to bank, but at the time the Pioneer Column was there, before the rains, the river itself was only a few hundred yards across and the flat riverbed was used as a football pitch.
A view looking back across the Tuli River towards the kopje on which Fort Tuli would later stand. The main column’s laager can just be made out below the hill. A photograph probably taken on July 6th 1890.
A view looking towards the summit of the kopje with a protective thorn zariba surrounding the hill in the foreground, inside which are wagons and tents. On the summit of the kopje is the earthworks fort itself with an encampment of bell tents inside a brushwood perimeter fence and a sandbag lookout post. The fort itself was built, after the main body of the column had passed through, by a troop of BSA Co. police left behind as a garrison by Willoughby.
A more distant view of Fort Tuli showing the whole of the summit of the kopje and outer fortifications.
Showing the German Sausage tree growing among bush land with rocky outcrops in the background. A photograph probably taken in the Lundi River area about August 2nd.
A view from flat bush land looking towards a smooth granite outcrop, its lower slopes littered with boulders. Exact location unknown. Photograph taken about August 2nd.
A view looking out over thick bush studded with huge granite outcrops, a good indication of the type of land the column had to cross before reaching the Mashonaland Plateau. Photograph probably taken from M’tibi’s Kraal on July 24th 1890.