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ESHOWE, Zululand postal history
(re-introduced Z.10) JY 15 25 as arrival on much travelled GB KGV 1½d Post Card from Rochester to Teneriffe, forwarded Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eshowe, Zululand and back, two vertical creases.
£225


NKANDHLA, ZULULAND postal history
(Z.9) 17 OC 00 on Natal QV 1d (SG.9a) to London, minor perf. toning.
£165

UMLALAZI (former Zululand), Natal postal history
(M.4.1) as arrival dated A/MR 1 07 on complete Natal KE7 ½d Newswrapper pmk'd Pietermaritzburg FE 25 07 to Magistrate, Empangeneni, Umhlazi Div., Zululand, no backstamps.
£165



BULWER, Natal postal history
printed green flap with King's Crown/NP/NONGQAI of the Native Police on KE7 1d rate cover to Miss Jeune, South Hampstead, London dated AU 8 10.
Fort Nongqai, situated on the outskirts of the town of Eshowe, was built to serve as the headquarters of the Zululand Native Police. This small force was established in 1883 to serve as a bodyguard to the then Resident Commissioner Sir Melmoth Osborne. The small force, initially just 50 men, was known to the Zulus as nongqai and hence the fort was given the name Fort Nongqai.
£75




POA 57, Natal postal history
tying KE7 ½d on NORWEGIAN col. ppc of the future King Haakon VII and Queen Maud (coronation 22 June 1906) addressed Stanger showing Pietersmaritzburg FE 15 06 transit, text includes the word "Eshowe".
The Norwegian Missionary Society founded its first permanent mission station north of the Tugela in the 1840’s.
£325



POA 64, Natal postal history
Cape Gov't Railways col. ppc headed "Subeni, Zululand" mailed with pair KE7 ½d to Abbey Wood, Kent, alongside VRYHEID AU 21 09 d/ring.
£225



Zululand (correspondences November 14th and 23rd and December 11th 1907)
Family letter from Lorraine re loss of Johnnies mother, second letter from Fred saying “things in Zululand are very unsatisfactory and I would not be surprised if there was a general flare up any day, and third letter from Lorraine stating “you will see we are now starting another row, goodness only knows where it will end, it simply means ruin for the Colony. I hope the Home Gov’t will step in".
20th, 21st, and final 22nd letter - correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£25

Zululand (correspondence October 7, 1907)
Lorraine W. Boyce letter to her cousin written "Glendale, Kearsney" and mentions "every thing here is at a standstill, and the Natal Gov’t seem to be quite incapable of carrying on the affairs of the Colony. I think Archibald Forbes was not far out when he spoke of the people in Natal as the xxxxxxx of Creation". (Note: possibly the same Archibald Forbes inside the British square at Ulundi, Natal, as it braced itself to resist thousands of Zulu warriors in 1879, who then rode 300 miles in 50 hours with news of the British victory).
19th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£20


Zululand correspondence (April 9, 1907)
Fred Boyce letter mentions "many thanks for £90. I can assure you it will be most useful as every thing in the Colony is so bad. Although it is now eight months since the late rebellion we have not received any compensation. I am very much afraid there will be another row with the natives, if there is it will be a big affair. The native unrest is all owing to having incompetent men in charge of affairs. The natives have lost all faith in the Colonial Gov’t. I feel convinced that if the Colony were to revert to a Crown Colony (the only thing that will save Natal from utter ruin) the natives would be quite peaceful and contented. Natal is not fit financially or otherwise to have Self Gov’t. Tick fever is still rampant but I think some farmers have found a cure although the vet dept declared there was no cure".
17th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£60

Zululand correspondence (February 12, 1907)
Lorraine W. Boyce letter mentions "I am here for a short time staying with Fred. Things are still unsettled and every thing seems to be at a stand-still, and the Tick-fever has completely cut off transport away from the Railway – However – things may brighten up a bit as we are having a remarkable good season as far as crops go".
16th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£25

Zululand (correspondence January 1, 1907)
Lorraine W. Boyce letter written "Durban" mentions "is there no possible way of raising money? Things here seem going from bad to worse and there is no saying what the end of the Asiatic affair will be. Zululand is still very unsettled – there are over 600 mounted men in the country trying to capture rebels, a great number of them are armed and are hiding in the dense bush".
15th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£80

Zululand correspondence (November 13th, 1905)
Lorraine W. Boyce letters mentions "Rings have arrived. Fred has gone to Durban to attend a meeting of our Syndicate as they have now formed and registered themselves as a Company. There is quite a boom on at present, we have got jeans and donkeys, the prospectors delight. There is some good ground in Zululand, but it is no good pegging off unless one has a good opportunity of having it taken up, as holding ground unless you have a Syndicate at your back costs too much for a single man".
7th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£25


Zululand correspondence (November 27, 1905 mentions Poll Tax leading to the BAMBATHA REBELLION
Fred Boyce letter written Mangeni mentions "how pleased I will be to get the photos. I should like one of your Ian in uniform. The property on which we hold 4 claims each has been taken over by a developing syndicate. They intend going down 200 ft and if the reef is as good at that depth as it is at the surface they will float at once. The Poll Tax here has caused great dissatisfaction among all classes. The natives here have refused to pay. There may be trouble when the tax is collected (or tried to be collected rather). The natives have lost all confidence in the Govt which is rotten. Getting ready for a prospecting trip. Pegging off is the order of the day now in Zululand. Copper is all the rage".
8th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£150


Zululand correspondence (August 22, 1905)
Fred Boyce letter on MINNESOTA MILL EXTRA STRONG wmk'd paper mentions "There is a bit of a boom on in Zululand Gold Fields just at present. All the Johannesburg speculators seem to have had a “down” on poor old Zululand, but now they seem to be taking an interest. I have now 3 medals and 5 bars. I have fought through four wars since I came here; been in some very tight corners. I lost nearly every head of cattle I had by xxxx pest, and now we are threatened by a new plague called East Grass fever which is most deadly".
5th letter correspondences of Fred Boyce and Lorraine Wilson Boyce JU 10 1905 - DE 11 1907 (none have outer covers).
£45

ZULUS IN WAR DRESS, TRANSVAAL
ppc with TVL KE7 1d pmkd LANGLAAGTE 15 JUL 07 to Standerton, Transvaal.
£12
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