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Rorke's Drift (historic site)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Defenders of Rorkes Drift, 2/24th Regt., 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/34
Scope and Contents

192 x 135 mm. A group photograph showing fifty members of 'B' company, 2nd/24th Regiment who survived the attack on Rorkes Drift on 22-23 January 1879. Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead (c. 1815-91), who commanded the company during the defence of Rorkes Drift, is seated in the front row at the right with a spaniel at his feet.

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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Rorke's Drift, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/27
Scope and Contents

Showing a general view of Mission buildings. The print is initialled 'SA'.

Dates: 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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Rorke's Drift from Zululand, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/36
Scope and Contents

195 x 134 mm. A view looking across the Buffalo River from Zululand into Natal with the road from Isandhlwana to Helpmakaar crossing the drift at the left of the print.

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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Rorke's Drift - scene of battle (Zulu War), 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305B/28
Scope and Contents

The print is initialled 'SA'.

Dates: 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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Rorke's House, Rorke's Drift, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/35
Scope and Contents 208 x 131 mm. Showing the storehouse at Rorke's Drift which became the final stronghold after the hospital had been abandoned. Originally built by Jim Rorke, at the time of the campaign the buildings were occupied by a Swedish Missionary Otto Witt and his wife and child (Witt and his family had left, separately shortly before the Zulu attack), the storehouse seen here being his chapel and the hospital his living quarters. This week was taken some weeks after the fight, the solid,...
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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Rorke's House, Rorke's Drift, 1879 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/37
Scope and Contents

209 x 139 mm. A view from the Oskarberg Terraces looking northwest down onto the storehouse at Rorke's Drift with the foundations of the destroyed hospital buildings at the left. It was on the Oskarberg Terraces that the Zulus placed most of their available firepower, pinning down the defenders while their main body attacked the hospital and storehouse. The print is stamped 'Lloyd Artist Natal.' [James Lloyd]

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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