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John Clark Collection

Richmond

John Clark Collection

Left: Mr. Alex Smith. Right: Mr. William Smith

John Clark Collection

Richmond

John Clark Collection

R. C. Samnelson

John Clark Collection

This statue commemorates a 15-year-old boy named John Ross who made a long and dangerous round trip of 600 miles (about 960km) from NAtal to Delagoa Bay (later Lourenco Marques, now Maputo) to obtain medicines and ship supplies for the Port Natal settlers. Apprenticed to Lieut. J.S.

John Clark Collection

Richmond

John Clark Collection

Graaff-Reinet

John Clark Collection

K. W. Poffelt

John Clark Collection

A unit of the Lancers halting at Curry's Post, about 38 km north-west of Pietermaritzburg.

John Clark Collection

Rose Cottage- Byrne

John Clark Collection

Joseph C. Byne depicted on the 'Emigration Vulture in this sketch by John Sanderson, 1852, when disappointed emigrants were seeing him of giving them false information about Natal.

John Clark Collection

Upper Longmarket Street and Government House (NTC) about 1920. Presented by Mrs. Nancy Ogilvie 1975

John Clark Collection

A page from Fynn's manuscript diary, now kept in the Natal Archives.

John Clark Collection

Ladysmith (Boer War)

Reconnoitring war balloons

John Clark Collection

Sir G. Smith's shelled house -Ladysmith 1900

John Clark Collection

Ladysmith with Waggon Hill in the distance

John Clark Collection

Cartoon by G.S Summer , a Natal artist, making fun of the newly amied settlers at Durban. The small boy and the women are scarted to death at their final meeting with a Zulu dock worker. The father is prepared to defend himself with an umbrella. The sketch was made in the 1860s.

John Clark Collection

Today many relics of the Natal campaign exist in the Midlands, particularly around Ladysmith. Pictures show one of two famous mortars which helped to defend the beleaguered town and which the British command later donated to the town. Note the size of the shell.

John Clark Collection

Perhaps the main cause of emigration in the period of 1849-52 was economic distress that prevailed throughout Britian. Bad Harvests, High rents, unemployment bank failures, the collapse of the railway boom in 1847, etc., Threw artisans and farmworkers alike out of their jobs.

John Clark Collection

Voortrekker brake shoes or remskoene placed under the wagon wheel to slow it down on steep hills or rocky slopes.

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