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Dadd, Frank, 1851-1929, artist.

The exodus from Johannesburg : natives besieging the parsonage for railway tickets.

London?, 1899.
Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor en grisaille, on board ; 20 x 29 cm
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Folio A 2013 21g
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Drawings & Watercolors
As fears of the outbreak of war spread, black workers, particularly miners, left the Witwatersrand in the tens of thousands to return home. In October, 1899, the home of the Natal Native Agent in Johannesburg, J.S. Marwick, was besieged by some 8,000 Zulus who had been unable to get home. The Transvaal Boer Government felt compelled to act due to the threat to public order, and, as train services had been suspended, it was decided to march them to the British Military Camp at Dundee, from whence they could disperse. The march, some 250 miles, was made in a week; a number of marchers died on the way from hunger and exhaustion and some 400 were commandeered by Joubert to drag cannon to the top of Majuba Hill.
"Drawn by Frank Dadd, R.I. From a photograph by G.H. Preston, Johannesburg."--Printed caption.
Date stamped on reverse: "11 Nov. 99."
Produced for the Graphic.
Subject Terms:
Graphic (London, England) -- Illustrations.
Marwick, John Sydney, 1874-1958.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Pictorial works.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Refugees -- Pictorial works.
Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Periodical illustrations.
Ink drawings.
Wash drawings.
Preston, G. H., photographer.

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