Brad Manera presents the Battle of Isandlwana
Anzac Memorial Senior Historian and Curator, Brad Manera, will present a discussion on the weapons of the combatants used at the Battle of Isandlwana and an interpretation of this 1879 battlefield, drawing some little known connections to Australia.
One hundred and forty years ago, in modern day KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a British regiment and support units were wiped out by an Indigenous army.
The battlefield and cairns, that contain the remains of the British soldiers who died there are protected by the Zulu traditional owners. The battle is remembered today by the Royal Welsh and its affiliated units, including the Royal New South Wales Regiment. Sutherland Shire Libraries presents a rare opportunity to hear Anzac Memorial Senior Historian and Curator,, Brad Manera, discuss The Battle of Isandlwana and why this conflict is still commemorated today.