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King Cetshwayo's 'coronation' on 1 September 1873

Photograph, South Africa, 1873.

Administrator Theophilus Shepstone sits to the right of the King, shaded by an umbrella, while to the left of Cetshwayo stands Major Anthony Durnford, Royal Engineers, who was killed in action at Isandlwana in January 1879.

From an album of 134 photographs compiled by Freville Cookson, 91st (Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, 1869-1882.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1980-07-79-72


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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