Battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift (Zulu War 1879)

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Battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift (Zulu War 1879)

Postby Mark » 26 Jul 2008 13:49

Do any members have recent photographs showing what Rorke's Drift looks like today? Perhaps some taken on a visit to the battlefield that you might be willing to share?

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Re: Rorke's Drift - Today

Postby Keith Smith » 20 Nov 2008 01:03

Mark

Here are a couple of my own photographs taken c. 2003/4. Note that the buildings are not the originals but are built roughly on the footprint of the original. The 'hospital' is now the museum.
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The Hospital, showing the layout of the walls using stones in the grass
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A Zulu view-the barricade was built on top of the rock ledge.
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Re: Rorke's Drift - Today

Postby GrantRCanada » 30 Nov 2008 08:20

Here is a map of Rorke's Drift apparently drawn by Lt. Chard (or at least approved by him) based on the signature at the bottom inside the border .....

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Re: Rorke's Drift - Today

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Battlefield of Isandlwana (Zulu War 1879)

Postby Mark » 15 Dec 2008 21:24

A photographic tour of the Battle of Isandlwana - January 1879.

http://www.isandlwana1879.co.uk/
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Re: Battlefield of Isandlwana (Zulu War 1879)

Postby QSVC » 23 Dec 2009 23:02

I've little hope financially of visiting Isandlwana though I'd dearly love to. Thankyou so much for posting this site, every photograph and notation was thoroughly interesting.

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Isandlwana panoramic photo

Postby nigelutting » 25 May 2010 16:42

I have stitched 6-7 photos of Isandlwana and posted the result at: http://www.utting.org/images/IsandlwanaPanorama2.jpg

(Right click on link and choose Save Image option. File size = 6MB). Zoom in and pan around to see detail.

Photos taken 3rd April 2010.

On the next visit (I hope!) I will re-shoot, but with more photos and in vertical format to get more foreground detail.

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Photos of my visit to Isandlwana and Rorkes drift

Postby caparkinson » 07 Dec 2012 00:00

Hi guys I'm a first time poster but keen to share my own travels to far flung Colonial battlefields - I've written this blog post with a number of photos from the above mentioned battlefields.

http://www.caparkinson.com/2012/11/a-visit-to-the-battlefields-of-the-anglo-zulu-war/

I lived in SA for four years so if you are planning a visit and want any advice please don't hesitate to drop me a line, Cheers, Chris.
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Re: Photos of my visit to Isandlwana and Rorkes drift

Postby Mark » 07 Dec 2012 18:14

Warm welcome to the forum, Chris! Glad to see you have joined up at long last :D

Thank you for sharing the photos - great blog too! Although I am somewhat envious of your travels and experiences :mrgreen:

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Re: Photos of my visit to Isandlwana and Rorkes drift

Postby caparkinson » 07 Dec 2012 21:15

Thanks Mark, I'm very excited to have signed up - it's a great resource. I've also just written this blog post about the battle of Plassey that perhaps some your members may be interested in http://www.caparkinson.com/2012/12/in-the-footsteps-of-the-raj-calcutta-and-the-battle-of-plassey/ though there didn't seem to be a suitable section for it (obviously as this is a victorian wars forum and Plassey was before that :D) - If you think anybody would like it please let me know in which section it may be worth me posting. . . My follow up posts on Cawnpore and Lucknow etc are coming soon also. Anyway thanks again for such a great site. Cheers, Chris.
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Re: Photos of my visit to Isandlwana and Rorkes drift

Postby Mark » 08 Dec 2012 23:01

Looking forward to the Indian Mutiny posts, Chris! :) Yes Plassey is a bit before our time - someone needs to setup a forum for the pre-Napoleonic period. Not me though as two forums is enough for any man :shock: :lol:

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Isandhlwana, Fugitives Trail and Rorke's Drift

Postby Peter Mc » 11 Aug 2013 17:47

Just got around to cataloguing 2000 odd photos of a trip I made to South Africa in 2011 - yes, 2011. This link takes you to my Flickr set for the Zululand sites of Rorkes Drift and Isandhlwana. I have a few of the graves at Talana (Dundee) if anyone is interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/traphill/s ... 021930357/

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Re: Isandhlwana, Fugitives Trail and Rorke's Drift

Postby Josh&Historyland » 11 Aug 2013 21:27

Peter.

They are fantastic, it must have been an amazing trip. Did you stay at iSandlwana Lodge?

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Re: Isandhlwana, Fugitives Trail and Rorke's Drift

Postby Peter Mc » 11 Aug 2013 22:04

Yes and just a fraction of the photos I took. Wading across the Buffalo was incredible. We stayed at Fugitives Drift Lodge, the Rattrays place.
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Re: Isandhlwana, Fugitives Trail and Rorke's Drift

Postby Josh&Historyland » 12 Aug 2013 00:00

It looks like a nice place, I've only ever heard of iSandlwana Lodge, I can imagine you took legions of photos.

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