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PostSubject: Can anyone shed some light on this.   Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:26 pm

Came across this image, the rifle looks like a M.H going by the leaver action. I was wondering if the dog was connected to the Zulu War. Unfortunately this is all I have. But hoping someone has seen it before.

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone shed some light on this.   Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:46 pm

Could it be lion. He was wounded at Isandlwana. But made it back.
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PostSubject: shed some light   Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:26 am

hi littlehand .
Sorry , I have never seen it before .
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone shed some light on this.   Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:08 pm

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"Re-the dog query, I would suggest it is 'Jock of the Bushveld', no A-ZW connection, unless you count that the part of the 1992 film was made at Fugitives' Drift."

From a well known Zulu War Historian.


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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone shed some light on this.   Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:51 pm

A big thanks to the Well Known Zulu War Historian. Just a pity it wasn't connected to the Zulu War.
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PostSubject: shed some light   Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:37 am

hi Littlehand.
This also from a learned collegue.
" One of the margin illustrations for Percy Fitzpatrick"s " Jock of the Bushveld " . A tale of a hunters dog in the
Eastern Transvaal in the 1880 "s , There may be a zulu war connection , the narrators wagon driver in the story
is a zulu called Jim , who is said to have fought at R.DRIFT .
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone shed some light on this.   Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:40 pm

Is the book based on fiction or fact. Jims real name according to the book was Makokela.
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