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Diaspora – 1879

Shaka, king of the Zulu. After a sketch by Lt. James King, a Port Natal merchant.

Shaka, king of the Zulu. After a sketch by Lt. James King, a Port Natal merchant.

Freeman’s Journal, Saturday 16 August 1879, page 6/ 7

(abridged)

The manner in which Irish men are turning up among the Zulu people is much noticed. John Dunne, Cetewayo’s Prime Minister, is ascertained to be from Ballymena in Ulster. Renter’s telegrams to-day brings news of a chief called M’Carthy (sic.), captured in a battle by the English is an Irish emigrant to the South African diamond fields. He arrived in the year of the Fenian rising.

The formidable chief, Moirosi, who is reported to be besieged by the British forces, is really one Morrissy.

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