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KaMpande, Cetshwayo, c1826 - 1884



  • Existence: c1826 - 8 February 1884


Cetshwayo Kampande, also known in Europe as Cetawayo, Cetewayo, Cetywajo and Ketchwayo was the last Zulu King, born to King Mpande and Queen Ngqumbazi in c.1826.

Cetshwayo ascended to the throne on 1 September 1873 and remained King of the Zulus until 1879. During his reign he expanded his army and expulsed European missionaries from his land.

In 1878, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British High Commissioner for the Cape Colony challenged Cetshwayo which started the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, in spite of Cetshwayo attempts to avoid the conflict. On 4th July Cetshwayo was defeated and exiled to Cape Town and later London. He was eventually allowed to return to Zululand in 1883 where he died a year later.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Barnes Collection

Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Hengler's Grand Cirque Poster, c1879 - 1889

Reference code: 178R53.24
Scope and Contents

Brunswich Road, Liverpool. Blue type on white background, Poole & Young's new excursions, Zulu War, Rorke's Drift, Cetywayou the Zulu King, The Dioramic Effects, Electric light, singers and ventriloquists, Miss Mary Townley, Mr W. D'Almaine, Le Petite Maud and the Petit Charlie, Mr Felix Somers, Mr Frank Freeland. Printed by Stafford and Co., Printers and Engravers Nottingham.

Dates: c1879 - 1889

Posters, c1880 - 1899

Reference code: 178R53
Scope and Contents

Poster related to the Poole family film shows, Gompertz's diorama and other early cinema travelling shows and venues.

Dates: c1880 - 1899