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Document of the Day - The Wardell Archive

Nicola Kelly, Archivist

Captain George Wardell’s view of the battlefield from the Wardell Archive.

George Wardell was born in Toronto in 1840, to a family with a rich military tradition. 274 more words

The Day of the Dead Moon

Thanda Private Game Reserve now offers a new package named ‘Battlefields and Bush‘ in cooperation with a place called Fugitives’ Drift. I went to have a look at this new package-partner and to take a few images which we will be able to use for our advertisement and for our social media messages. 823 more words

South Africa


Back to the archives! I’ve just come across this tract I wrote back in 2012 on the occasion of the reunion of the Dunn family in that year. 1,422 more words


Zulus in Sherborne

The first of our 2015 Sherborne events took place yesterday when Col. Iain Swinnerton described the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, followed by a wine-tasting of six South African wines. 641 more words

The amabutho that fought at Isandlwana

In my favourite isiZulu-English dictionary, there are a few valuable veins of vocabulary, or nodes. I’ve written about them before – amabutho, izinja, imibala, izinyoka, izinyoni, iziphoso, izinhlanzi and izihlobo are the main ones. 936 more words


Reading Books on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

I came upon a book recommendation one day while reading a blog, which piqued my interest and had me ordering  from Amazon.com. The book was  429 more words


Latest projects: Confederate Infantry, Zulu-era Redcoats, Boers / Confederate sharpshooters

My latest projects: a unit of 10 Confederate Infantry to face off against my finished base of Union troops, a unit of 10 Zulu War British infantry (I blame re-watching the film recently) and a unit of 5 Revell Cowboys (from an ancient out of production set) that will have a rag-tag appearance, so they can depict some shabby Boer skirmishers or a small unit of Confederate sharpshooters. 18 more words