Battle of Isandlwana / Rourke’s Drift/ Zulu wars

0 votes
I don’t know the correct categories for Blaikie-138
WikiTree profile: James Blaikie
in Genealogy Help by Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
edited ago by Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster

3 Answers

+1 vote
Best answer

The correct name is Isandlwana and not Isandhlwana. Rourke's Drift does not appear to be recorded as a place name See Annals of the Cape provincial Museums

ago by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 4 (47.4k points)
selected ago by Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster
+1 vote
Need someone from Military and War to decide on spelling for Isandlwana. At the moment we have both.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
+2 votes

Rorkes Drift was the spelling used on a British map created at the time  September 1879


According to wikipedia it was called that because an Irishman called Rorke had had a trading post there.

Maps on this page uses the spelling Isandhwala but they are dated November 1879 (battle took place in January the article itself uses Isandlwana

ago by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (231k points)

Related questions

+22 votes
10 answers
+3 votes
1 answer
102 views asked Jan 22, 2014 in Policy and Style by Unknown Unknown G2G6 Mach 2 (29.4k points)
+6 votes
2 answers
73 views asked Nov 17, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (518k points)
+4 votes
1 answer
167 views asked Dec 28, 2018 in The Tree House by Tom Watson G2G Crew (890 points)
+1 vote
1 answer
38 views asked Sep 18 in The Tree House by Diane Hildebrandt G2G6 Mach 2 (26.5k points)
0 votes
1 answer
71 views asked Jun 10 in Policy and Style by James Real G2G2 (2.2k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright