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Background imageSouth African Collection: Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co

Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co
Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was renamed 2nd Life Guards in 1877 and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Second Boer War

Background imageSouth African Collection: Procavia capensis (Rock hyrax or dassie), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Procavia capensis (Rock hyrax or dassie), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Procavia capensis (Rock hyrax or dassie), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
The Rhodes Colossus, 1892. Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), English-born South African businessman and statesman, shown striding across Africa from Cape Town to Cairo with a telegraph wire

Background imageSouth African Collection: General Sir Bindon Blood, 1902

General Sir Bindon Blood, 1902. Sir Bindon Blood (1842-1940) British Army commander who served in Egypt, Afghanistan, India and Southern Africa. From " South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol

Background imageSouth African Collection: The Cape Town Highlanders, 1900. Creator: JE Bruton

The Cape Town Highlanders, 1900. Creator: JE Bruton
The Cape Town Highlanders, 1900. The Cape Town Highlanders infantry regiment of the South African Army was mobilised for active duty during the Second Boer War

Background imageSouth African Collection: Lord Methuen Rallying His Broken Forces at Tweebosch, 1902. Creator: Charles Mills Sheldon

Lord Methuen Rallying His Broken Forces at Tweebosch, 1902. Creator: Charles Mills Sheldon
Lord Methuen Rallying His Broken Forces at Tweebosch, 1902. Koos de la Rey ambushed Methuens column at Tweebosch on on 7 March 1902, Lord Methuen was captured by the Boers

Background imageSouth African Collection: The Night Charge of the 19th Hussars Near Lydenberg on Nov. 7th 1900, 1901. Creator

The Night Charge of the 19th Hussars Near Lydenberg on Nov. 7th 1900, 1901. Creator
The Night Charge of the 19th Hussars Near Lydenberg on Nov. 7th 1900, 1901. From " South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. VI", by Louis Creswicke. [T. C. & E. C. Jack, Edinburgh, 1901]

Background imageSouth African Collection: Major-General Hector A. Macdonald, C. B. 1900. Creator: Heath

Major-General Hector A. Macdonald, C. B. 1900. Creator: Heath
Major-General Hector A. Macdonald, C.B. 1900. Hector MacDonald (1853- 1903) also known as Fighting Mac, served as as subaltern in the First Boer War

Background imageSouth African Collection: A Zulu chief, 1902

A Zulu chief, 1902. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. I. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1902]

Background imageSouth African Collection: Isandhlwana: The Dash with the Colours, 1879, (c1880)

Isandhlwana: The Dash with the Colours, 1879, (c1880). Episode of the Anglo-Zulu Wars (1879-1896). From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. IV, by James Grant

Background imageSouth African Collection: Plan of the Defences at Rorkes Drift, (Jan. 22, 1879), c1880

Plan of the Defences at Rorkes Drift, (Jan. 22, 1879), c1880
Plan of the Defences at Rorkes Drift (Jan. 22, 1879), c1880. Episode of the Anglo-Zulu Wars (1879-1896). From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. IV, by James Grant

Background imageSouth African Collection: Plan of the Marches near Isandhlwana between Jan. 12th and 22nd, 1879, c1880

Plan of the Marches near Isandhlwana between Jan. 12th and 22nd, 1879, c1880. From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. IV, by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1880]

Background imageSouth African Collection: General Methuen surrendering to de la Rey, 2nd Boer War, 7 March 1902

General Methuen surrendering to de la Rey, 2nd Boer War, 7 March 1902. Paul Sandford Methuen (1845-1932) British Lieutenant-General

Background imageSouth African Collection: Thus Did A Hundred Men Keep Three Thousand Savages At Bay, c1908, (c1920)

Thus Did A Hundred Men Keep Three Thousand Savages At Bay, c1908, (c1920). Artist: Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton
Thus Did A Hundred Men Keep Three Thousand Savages At Bay, c1908, (c1920). In 1877, Theophilus Shepstone (1817-1893) a British South African statesman was responsible for the annexation of

Background imageSouth African Collection: The British South Africa Police, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The British South Africa Police, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The British South Africa Police, 1936. From " Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas". [John Player & Sons, 1936]

Background imageSouth African Collection: Mr W Brodrick-Cloete, 1911

Mr W Brodrick-Cloete, 1911. William Broderick Cloete (1851- 7 May 1915) was a South African-born British industrialist From British Sports and Sportsmen Part 1

Background imageSouth African Collection: Plan of the Battle of Isandhlwana, (Jan. 22, 1879), c1880

Plan of the Battle of Isandhlwana, (Jan. 22, 1879), c1880. From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. IV, by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1880]

Background imageSouth African Collection: Diamond mining on the Vaal River, Free State, South Africa, 19th century. Artist: St de Dree

Diamond mining on the Vaal River, Free State, South Africa, 19th century. Artist: St de Dree
Diamond mining on the Vaal River, Free State, South Africa, 19th century

Background imageSouth African Collection: Graphiurus ocularis (Spectacled dormouse), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Graphiurus ocularis (Spectacled dormouse), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Graphiurus ocularis (Spectacled dormouse), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: South African boxer Fred Storbeck, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

South African boxer Fred Storbeck, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
South African boxer Fred Storbeck, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageSouth African Collection: Laying the foundation-stone of an English church, Philippolis, Orange Free State, South Africa

Laying the foundation-stone of an English church, Philippolis, Orange Free State, South Africa, 1864 Creator: Unknown
Laying the foundation-stone of an English church, Philippolis, Orange Free State, South Africa, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by the Rev. C. Clulee

Background imageSouth African Collection: An old Dutch house at Cape Town, South Africa, 1864. Creator: G. F. A

An old Dutch house at Cape Town, South Africa, 1864. Creator: G. F. A
An old Dutch house at Cape Town, South Africa, 1864. 'The Dutch, who first colonised the "Land of the Hottentot" at the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageSouth African Collection: Amaurornis flavirostra (Black crake), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Amaurornis flavirostra (Black crake), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Amaurornis flavirostra (Black crake), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: Dendropicos fuscescens (Cardinal woodpecker)and Estrilda astrild (Common waxbill), 1777-1786

Dendropicos fuscescens (Cardinal woodpecker)and Estrilda astrild (Common waxbill), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: Oreotragus oreotragus (Klipspringer), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Oreotragus oreotragus (Klipspringer), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Oreotragus oreotragus (Klipspringer), 1777-1786. Klipspringer (Oreotragus Oreotragus), the ram, on a mountain plateau; with Rhenish (Rijnlandse) scale

Background imageSouth African Collection: The Quagga in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Pearson

The Quagga in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Pearson
The Quagga in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. A male quagga has long been a desideratum in the society's menagerie [sic]

Background imageSouth African Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician

Background imageSouth African Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2020s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2020s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2020s, (2023). Desmond Mpilo Tutu (1931-2021) was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian

Background imageSouth African Collection: Coast View near St. Lucia Bay; A Few Words about Natal and Zululand, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Coast View near St. Lucia Bay; A Few Words about Natal and Zululand, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Coast View near St. Lucia Bay; A Few Words about Natal and Zululand, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageSouth African Collection: A Kafir Kraal; A Few Words about Natal and Zululand, 1875. Creator: Unknown

A Kafir Kraal; A Few Words about Natal and Zululand, 1875. Creator: Unknown
A Kafir Kraal; A Few Words about Natal and Zululand, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageSouth African Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician

Background imageSouth African Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Nelson Mandela, 2000s, (2023). Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Guerrier de Longo, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Guerrier de Longo, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Guerrier de Longo, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Amazone d'Afrique, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Amazone d'Afrique, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Amazone d'Afrique, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Sauvagesse de la Terre de Natal, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Sauvagesse de la Terre de Natal, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Sauvagesse de la Terre de Natal, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Sauvage de la Terre de Natal, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Sauvage de la Terre de Natal, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Sauvage de la Terre de Natal, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Negresse Namaquas, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Negresse Namaquas, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Negresse Namaquas, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Hottentote, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Hottentote, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Hottentote, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Hottentot, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Hottentot, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Hottentot, c1797

Background imageSouth African Collection: Bathyergus janetta (Namaqua dune mole-rat), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Bathyergus janetta (Namaqua dune mole-rat), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Bathyergus janetta (Namaqua dune mole-rat), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: Rhabdomys pumilio (Four-striped grass mouse), in or after c.1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Rhabdomys pumilio (Four-striped grass mouse), in or after c.1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Rhabdomys pumilio (Four-striped grass mouse), in or after c.1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: Xerus inauris (Cape ground squirrel), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Xerus inauris (Cape ground squirrel), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Xerus inauris (Cape ground squirrel), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: Bathyergus suillus (Cape dune mole-rat), 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Bathyergus suillus (Cape dune mole-rat), 1777. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Bathyergus suillus (Cape dune mole-rat), 1777

Background imageSouth African Collection: Bathyergus suillus (Cape dune mole-rat), 1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Bathyergus suillus (Cape dune mole-rat), 1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Bathyergus suillus (Cape dune mole-rat), 1778

Background imageSouth African Collection: Orycteropus afer (Aardvark), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Orycteropus afer (Aardvark), 1777-1786. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Orycteropus afer (Aardvark), 1777-1786

Background imageSouth African Collection: Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog), c.1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog), c.1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog), c.1778

Background imageSouth African Collection: Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog), 1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog), 1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog), 1778

Background imageSouth African Collection: Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog; female), c.1778-1779

Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog; female), c.1778-1779. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Cape warthog; female), c.1778-1779



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