Auction: Anglo-Zulu War photo album fetches £10 000 more than expected

2008-11-23 00:00

A photograph album containing historic photographs from the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 was sold for £11 000 at an auction in Britain last week, almost £10 000 more than expected. The high figure is all the more surprising as most of the photographs are already in the public domain. The lot had been estimated at between £1 000 and £1 500.

The album belonged to Sir Henry Frederick Norbury (1839-1925), a prominent naval surgeon, who served in the Anglo-Zulu War and later became honourary surgeon to Edward VII and George V.

The album includes photographs of King Cetshwayo kaMpande and his brother Dabulamanzi kaMpande, who led the attack on Rorke’s Drift.

There are some images that have not previously been seen, including that of a Gatling gun. This weapon, the world’s first machine-gun, was used in action for the first time in 1879 by the British.

To view the photographs visit www.georgekidner.co.uk.

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