Illustration of Lobengula's Kraal, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia

Material Information

Illustration of Lobengula's Kraal, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
Abbreviated Title:
Lobengula's Kraal, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
[Anderson, A. A.] ( Illustrator )
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Physical Description:
1 illustration ; 34.5cm x 21cm


Subjects / Keywords:
Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) ( lcsh )
Cattle pens ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- South Africa
Africa -- Matabeleland -- Old Bulawayo
Africa -- Zimbabwe -- Bulawayo Province -- Bulawayo
Africa -- Zimbabwe -- Bulawayo Province -- Sauerdale Block
-19.83 x 28.16
-20.17 x 28.25
-20.24278 x 28.57722


This was his first royal kraal at old Bulawayo, a couple of miles south of the Criterion Mine and on a commanding position now known as Sauerdale. Only a few traces remain of it. From a sketch by A. A. Anderson, author of Twenty-five Years in a Wagon in the Gold Regions of Africa, 1887.
General Note:
Lobengula Khumalo (1845–1894) was the second and last king of the Northern Ndebele people (historically called Matabele in English). Both names, in the Ndebele language mean "the men of the long shields", a reference to the Ndebele warriors' use of the Zulu shield and spear. -- Wikipedia
General Note:
A kraal is a circular enclosure for cattle or other livestock. A typical kraal will be surrounded by thorn-bush branches or, less frequently, by a mud wall or other fencing. The term has entered English through Afrikaans.
General Note:
Author and date unknown [note in pencil on reverse reads "(probably) A. A. Anderson ?"]

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Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
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Resource Identifier:
CWM/LMS/Home/Africa Pictures/1 ( SOAS Order with reference )
CWM/LMS/01/09/05/04/01 ( SOAS CALM reference )


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