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Photographs of Queen Lozikeyi

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MSS. Afr. r. 259

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Prints of four photographs of Queen Lozikeyi, [c1890s?].


  • [c1890s?]


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Afr. r. 259

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1218

Biographical / Historical

Queen Lozikeyi was one of the widows of Lobengula, King of the Ndebele.

Lobengula (c1833-1894) succeeded his father in 1870 as King of the Ndebele. From his kraal at Bulawayo, he tried to prevent encroachments by European colonists, etc.. However, in 1888, he granted mineral rights in Ndebeleland to Cecil Rhodes. These concessions formed the basis for the foundation of the British South Africa Company in 1889. In 1893, due to Company pressure on Ndebele territory, Lobengula declared war on the British. The swift British victory was aided greatly by the Company's use of the Maxim machine gun. Lobengula died whilst fleeing north.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The prints were made from the originals by the good offices of Marieke Clarke, November 1997.

Existence and Location of Copies

Negatives of the prints are held as part of the library's negatives collection. Copies are also held at the University of Wales.
Photographs of Queen Lozikeyi
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom