WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn Lt. Melvill: “We come here by the orders of the Great Queen Victoria, Queen of all Africa.”
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Gunner 1448 William Bibby, Royal Artillery, 6th Bde. M Battery
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Jul 30, 2021 6:13 pm by SteveL

» Robert Gordon Wolrige-Gordon 2nd Lieutenant 94th
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 1:55 pm by 90th

» Deputy Inspector-General George Bell Murray
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 12:50 am by ADMIN

» Surgeon Major Henry Lamb
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 12:28 am by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Richard Hawes MacCarthy, 2nd/4th Regiment
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyWed Jul 28, 2021 10:44 pm by ADMIN

» 24th Regiment Pioneers
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyTue Jul 27, 2021 6:20 pm by ADMIN

» Henry Berry
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 7:35 pm by gardner1879

» Devon Connection.
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 5:34 pm by 1879graves

» Sir Lionel McMahon 58th Regiment.
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 4:55 pm by 1879graves

» B Company 1/24th Regimental Records
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 4:08 pm by gardner1879

» Return from Zululand Private LETHBRIDGE and Corporal BERRY
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 5:00 am by Celticphred

» Alexander Gordon Cumming Skene.
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySat Jul 24, 2021 7:53 pm by 1879graves

» Could it have been an even bigger disaster?
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jul 22, 2021 8:46 am by Frank Allewell

» New Book with Zulu War Connection
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyMon Jul 19, 2021 6:06 am by 90th

» ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 18, 2021 2:30 pm by aussie inkosi

» The Zulu dead at Isandlwana
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Jul 16, 2021 5:05 pm by SRB1965

» J Brazier 1/24 foot 1877 - 78 bar
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Jul 16, 2021 6:47 am by 90th

» New Members Welcome.
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jul 15, 2021 8:53 am by Drummer Boy 14

» Zululand population 1879?
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 pm by Altamont

» Melvill and Coghill Victoria Cross query
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 6:33 pm by SRB1965

» Yet another Hill of the Sphinx thread
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 6:59 am by 90th

» Zulu War Chess Set
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Jul 09, 2021 10:49 am by Darto

» Joshua Harrod - Which Battles
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jul 08, 2021 5:30 pm by 1879graves

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyWed Jul 07, 2021 6:35 pm by Rory Reynolds

» Lance Sergeant Armstrong Victoria Mounted Rifles
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyWed Jul 07, 2021 6:24 pm by Rory Reynolds

» You tube Video "Fredrick Hitch"
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyTue Jul 06, 2021 11:53 am by aussie inkosi

» Prince Imperial visited
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyMon Jul 05, 2021 1:47 am by 90th

» Isandlwana Casualty - John William Jones Davies
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jul 04, 2021 10:50 am by ADMIN

» Colonel W. P. Collingwood
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyWed Jun 23, 2021 10:50 pm by John Young

» (Lieut: R. F. Westmacott. 77th. Foot.)
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyTue Jun 22, 2021 10:35 pm by ADMIN

» HARRY WILLIAM DAVIS,
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyMon Jun 21, 2021 6:49 am by aussie inkosi

» 90th foot sgt T. Collins 214
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptySun Jun 20, 2021 2:23 am by 90th

» Civilian Surgeon W.J. Cobbin
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Jun 18, 2021 4:00 am by Frank Allewell

» Midshipman Coker photo
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyThu Jun 17, 2021 8:40 pm by ADMIN

» Battle of Rorke's Drift memorabilia
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyTue Jun 15, 2021 12:35 pm by John Young

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Walking the battlefield of Kambula
Top posters
90th
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
littlehand
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
ADMIN
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
1879graves
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
rusteze
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
John
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_leftFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar BarFinding the site of fort Helpmekaar Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Most active topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
Forbes henry smith james spalding payne Woolfryes 24th Prince Isandlwana harford Durnford Police martini Natal melvill drift horse taylor Franklin john George zulu Mounted carbineers Russell
 

 Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
barry

barry

Posts : 935
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Algoa Bay

Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Empty
PostSubject: Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar   Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Feb 24, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi Frank/Gary,

Thanks for the picture of the site of the fort Frank.  The resolution on that picture is super,... how many megapixels is it?
I see there has been some very recent de-wattling there and maybe someone is prepaparing the site for more agricultural use.
Finding the exact location is easy Gary. If you have a Garmin or other GPS, go to this location ; 28 deg 26.47 mins S / 30 deg 24.98 min E, and you will be at the east facing entrance to the fort.
If you don't have a GPS , go to the pond to the NW of the site, turn to face the centre of the cemetery and pace off 126 paces walking on that line of sight to the cemetery. Plant a stake there. As a check it should  be a further 303 paces to the cemetery from the stake , and as another  check  turning NE from the stake at the entrance measure 188 paces up to the right hand  bend in the road passing the front of the Police station from E to W. This simple trigonometry will confirm the site.  
A number of low earth ridges  will be seen there. Not all are the old walls of the fort. So, to see the exact footprint of the fort earthworks some circumspection is needed, remembering the fort was aligned longitudinally on a rough east/west axis.

regards

barry


Last edited by barry on Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:37 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10314
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 65
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar Empty
PostSubject: Finding the site of Ft Helpmekaar    Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar EmptyFri Feb 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Thanks Barry much appreciated .
90th Salute
Back to top Go down
 
Finding the site of fort Helpmekaar
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: