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Audio cassettes on the Battle of Isandlwana

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MSS. Afr. r. 252

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The Day of the Dead Moon, five cassette tapes of the story of the battle of Isandlwana, written and narrated by David Rattray (Fugitives' Drift Productions; 1994).


  • 1994


5 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. r. 252

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3851

Biographical / Historical

David Rattray (1958-2007) was raised at Rorke's Drift and in 1989 returned to the family-owned farm there. An authority on the Anglo-Zulu War, he was also a trustee of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Magqubu Ntombela Foundation and Siyasisiza Trust. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and in 1999 he received the Ness Award in recognition of his work in widening the popular understanding of Zulu cultures in southern Africa. In 2001 he delivered the inaugural lecture of the Laurens Van Der Post Memorial Lecture series at St. James's Palace.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The cassette tapes were donated to the library by Rattray in January 1997.
Audio cassettes on the Battle of Isandlwana
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom