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Title: The history of the battles and adventures of the British, the Boers, and the Zulus, etc. in Southern Africa, from the time of Pharaoh Necho, to 1888
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Moodie, D. C. F. Moodie, D. C. F. (Duncan Campbell Francis), 1838-1891
Subjects: South Africa : History.
Publisher: Cape Town : Murray
Contributing Library: UCLA Library, Preservation Department
Digitizing Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles
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ith those of the Boers, which action ended in thedefeat and death of Dingaan, and the installation of UmPande as king, under the patronage of the Boers, com-manded by Andreas Pretorius. As soon as the news ofthe death of Dingaan was satisfactorily authenticated,Andreas Pretorius assembled his forces on the banks of theUmfolosi River, and there on the 14th of February, 1840,proclaimed Um Pande paramount chief of the Zulus, Tviththe important reservation, however, for himself and hisfriends, of the sovereignty over the land from the BlackUmfolosi and St. Lucia Bay to the St. Johns River.They also charged Um Pande, for the little servicerendered, a small fee of 36,000 head of cattle, which wasimmediately paid. The Zulu despotism and power were thus broken withinsix years of the first descent of the Dutch Boers into Natal,and, in the main, was unquestionably so broken by thecourage, gallantry, and hardiness of this very remarkablebody of men. Whatever may be the future of Natal, there 1 4
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CETYWAYO S CHARACTER. 29J must ever remain one clear page in its early history, forthe record of the memorable occurrences of Sunday,December 16th, 1838, when Andreas Pretorius and CarlLandman, with 460 Dutch emigrant farmers, encounteredin their own stronghold the 12,000 savages of Dingaan,wrho were the finished outcome of the military system ofTshaka, clothed in all the prestige of long continuedtriumph and success, and, neverthelsss, gallantly scatteredthem to the winds with the strength of their own rightarms. So much for the origin and growth of the Zulu poweruntil the death of Um Pande, whc, after a long and peace-ful reign, bequeathed his power to Cetywayo,. the presentruler. Before entering on the Zulu War, and the causes whichled to it, it may be as well to give a slight sketch of thecharacter of Cetywayo. The impression which he madeon the mind of Sir Theophilus Shepstone in August, 1873,.was that he was immeasurably superior to any other nativechief he had ever come into co
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