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PostSubject: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:50 pm

The below photograph is from thew history of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards and shows Colonel Pulteney's column at Isandlwana in September, 1901. The mounted men are most probably the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.  The Colonial Scouts also bivouacked at Isandlwana whilst riding out to the Nqutu Magistracy in early 1900.  

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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:33 pm

What a wonderful photo.. Can anyone say what that large stack of stones represents. Would it be Durnford's last stand or is that too far away from Isandlwana.
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:39 pm

I believe its just one of the many cairns scattered about although that one is quite large comparing it to the horse. The caption doesn't mention anything about the cairns.
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:14 pm

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Natal Field Artillery approaching Isandlwana probably taken fifteen to twenty years after the historic Anglo Zulu battle in 1879
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:22 pm

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It is very interesting. Having visited the area a number of times recently, I compared a colour image of mine taken from a similar viewpoint and what struck me most was the change in vegetation.

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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:40 am

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The angle is slightly different but this is the cairn shown on Cams photo.
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PostSubject: Isandlwana photo , Sept 1901   Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:10 am

Hi Frank
Yes that's the large Cairn which borders the car park , Black's Kopie is to the left . The small track going up the hill on the right leads up to Younghusband's Cairn .
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:58 pm

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The first photo is from May 2015 and the other is from April 2014 notice the colour difference in the vegetation.

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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:09 pm

Hi, Cam,
Agreed, a marvellous photo. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:18 pm

Thats a cracking photo of the NFA chaps.
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:30 pm

It says on the website that the NFA photo is from the Boer War. Presumably then they are on the original road from RD to Isandhlwana travelled by No 3 Column in 1879?

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PostSubject: Isandlwana photo , Sept 1901   Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:50 am

Thanks Graves for postin the two pics much appreciated .
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I agree it would most likely be the original road from RD , I had seen that photo before but cant remember where ? .
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PostSubject: Re: Isandlwana photo, September, 1901   Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:44 am

Posted a couple of years back after one of my searches through the Talana archives
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