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Rorke's Drift in Elandskraal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
 

Memorial to the Zulu Dead

Isikhumbuzo sikaZulu Owasala Empini

 
 
Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
1. Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker
Inscription. English text:
This bronze memorial, sculpted by Peter Hall was commissioned in 2005. It depicts a leopard, representing the Zulu monarch, protectively covering the shields of the fallen Zulu warriors. The tree growing in the centre of the memorial is an Mphafa, or uMlahlankosi, traditionally planted on the graves members of the royal family, and also used to bring home the spirit of a person who had died far from home, as did most of the warriors who perished in this battle.

Zulu text:
Lesi sikhumbuzo esakhiwe ngethusi, esabazwa ngu Peter Hall saphothulwa ngonyaka wezi 2005. Sikhombisa ingulule, emele ubukhosi bakwaKwaZulu, legulule yemboze ngokucophelela izihlangu zamabutho kaZulu asala kulenkundla. Isihlahla esikhula maphakhathi nendawo yalesi sikhumbuzo, uMphafa noma uMlahlankosi ngaphambilini sasitshalwa emalibeni endlunkulu, futhi sisetshenziswa ukubuyisa umufi ekhaya njengalokhu kwakwenza amabutho amaningi asala kulempi.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 28° 21.514′ S, 30° 32.236′ E. Marker is in Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal, in Elandskraal. Marker is on the road near the visitor's center. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal 3016, South Africa.
 
Other nearby markers.
Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
2. Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker
At least 3 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rorke's Drift Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rorkes Drift (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Fugitives Drift Memorial (approx. 7 kilometers away).
 
Additional keywords. Anglo-Zulu War
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
3. Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker
Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
4. Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker
Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
5. Memorial to the Zulu Dead Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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