Zulu Rebellion of 1906

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Zulu Rebellion of 1906

 

a popular rebellion in the English colony of Natal (now a province of the Republic of South Africa) against the English colonizers. It was provoked by the introduction in January 1906 of a poll tax on all adult males. The rebellion lasted from March to July. Approximately 5,000 English and Boer soldiers and “volunteers” were mustered against the insurgents. About 4,000 Zulus, including Bambatha (the chief of the Zondi tribe), the insurgent leader, were killed during the suppression of the rebellion.

REFERENCES

Stuart, J. A History of the Zulu Rebellion, 1906. London, 1913.
Marks, S. Reluctant Rebellion: The 1906–1908 Distrubances in Nat’al. Oxford, 1970.
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