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|Subject: Colours of Edendale contingent of the Natal Native Horse. Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:54 pm|| |
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This colour, donated by Mr Robert Topham, was presented by Major General Sir Evelyn Wood, VC, KCB, Governor of Natal, in the name of the Queen 'to the officers and troopers of the Edendale contingent of the Natal Native Horse' at Edendale on 15 December 1881. 'The flag having been unfurled, was delivered by the General to Sergeant Major Simeon Kambula, and Sergeants Simon and Enoch, who knelt before His Excellency. The choir sang the National Anthem' (The Natal Witness, Saturday 17 December 1881).
(Photograph by courtesy of the Killie Campbell Africana Library, University of Natal, where the Colour now rests)