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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.
Prints of four photographs of Queen Lozikeyi, [c1890s?].
The prints were made from the originals by the good offices of Marieke Clarke, November 1997.Access Conditions
Bodleian reader's ticket required.Reproduction Restrictions
No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.Existence 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.
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Lozikeyi | fl 1890s | widow of Lobengula, King of the Ndebele
Zimbabwe | History | Pictorial works