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Here you will find over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales.

'Rorke's House', 1879

'Rorke's House', 1879
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This item comes from: South Wales Borderers Museum (Item reference: A1960.114).  If you would like to see the original item, or require information regarding copyright, please contact the repository/contributor named above.


The defence of Rorke's Drift on 22nd/23rd January 1879 was a significant event in Welsh military history. A force of 4500 Zulu warriors was kept at bay for over 12 hours by 140 British soldiers who garrisoned the small trading post at the crossing of Buffalo River into Zululand. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded, seven to soldiers of the 24th Foot, later the South Wales Borderers. This photograph was taken soon after the action by Lloyd of Pietermaritzburg.

Gathering the Jewels ref: GTJ11336

South Wales Borderers Museum

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