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Second Matabele War

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The Second Matabele War, also known as the Matabeleland Rebellion or part of what is now known in Zimbabwe as the First Chimurenga, was fought between 1896 and 1897 in the region later known as Southern Rhodesia, now modern-day Zimbabwe. It pitted the British South Africa Company against the Matabele people, which led to conflict with the Shona people in the rest of Southern Rhodesia.
In March 1896, the Matabele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company. The Mlimo (or M'limo, or Umlimo) the Matabele spiritual leader, was credited with fomenting much of the anger that led to this confrontation. He convinced the Matabele and the Shona that the settlers (almost 4,000 strong by then) were responsible for the drought, locust plagues and the cattle disease rinderpest ravaging the country at the time.
The Mlimo's call to battle was well-timed. Only a few months earlier, the British South Africa Company's Administrator General for Matabeleland, Leander Starr Jameson, had sent most of his troops and armaments to fight the Transvaal Republic in the ill-fated Jameson Raid. This left the country nearly defenceless. The British immediately sent troops to suppress the Matabele and the Shona, but it cost the lives of many on both sides. Months passed before the British forces were strong enough to break the sieges and defend the major settlements, and war raged on until October of the following year.
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Second Matabele War


  • Desc: The Second Matabele War, also known as the Matabeleland Rebellion or part of what is now known in Zimbabwe as the First Chimurenga, was fought between 1896 and 1897 in the region later known as Southern Rhodesia, now modern-day Zimbabwe.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Matabele_War
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 480.64


Country in Africa

  • Desc: Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in Southeast Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the south-west, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east.
  • URL: http://www.zim.gov.zw/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Thing, Place, Country
  • Result Score: 0.07

Robert Baden-Powell


  • Desc: Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM GCMG GCVO KCB KStJ DL, was a British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Scout Movement, and founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Baden-Powell,_1st_Baron_Baden-Powell
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 0.02


City in Zimbabwe

  • Desc: Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, and the largest city in the country's Matabeleland region. The city's population is disputed; the 2012 census listed it at 653,337, while the Bulawayo City Council claimed it to be about 1.2 million.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulawayo
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 0.01



  • Desc: Lobengula Khumalo was the second king of the Northern Ndebele people. Both names in the Ndebele language mean "the men of the long shields", a reference to the Ndebele warriors' use of the Zulu shield and spear.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobengula
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Military leader

  • Desc: Mzilikazi Khumalo was a Southern African king who founded the Mthwakazi Kingdom now known as Matebeleland, in Zimbabwe. His name means "the great road". He was born the son of Mashobane kaMangethe near Mkuze, Zululand, and died at Ingama, Matebeleland. Many consider him to be the greatest Southern African military leader after the Zulu king Shaka.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mzilikazi
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Men of Men

Novel by Wilbur Smith

  • Desc: Men of Men is a novel by Wilbur Smith, the second in the Ballantyne Novels series. It is set in the 1880s during the colonisation of Rhodesia and the First Matabele War and climaxes with the Shangani Patrol.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_of_Men
  • Type: Book, Thing
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Grey's Scouts

Military unit

  • Desc: Grey's Scouts were a Rhodesian mounted infantry unit raised in July 1975 and named after George Grey, a prominent soldier in the Second Matabele War.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey's_Scouts
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Scouting on two continents

Book by Frederick Russell Burnham

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Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock

Former Governor of Western Australia

  • Desc: Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock, GCSI, GCIE, KCMG was a British colonial administrator who served variously as Administrator of Matabeleland, Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal, and Governor of Madras.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Lawley,_6th_Baron_Wenlock
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Robert Witt

British art historian

  • Desc: Sir Robert Clermont Witt CBE FSA was a British art historian, who, along with Samuel Courtauld and Lord Lee of Fareham, was a co-founder of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Witt_(art_historian)
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British South Africa Company Medal



Railway station

  • Desc: Dalmanutha is a railway station some 16 km east of Belfast, on the route between Pretoria and Maputo. Named after the farm, which in turn takes its name from a biblical town on the Sea of Galilee. The name is said to mean 'house of widowhood'. The area is known to the local inhabitants as Monometsi. A clash between the Bakoni and Matabele occurred here.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmanutha,_South_Africa
  • Type: Place, Thing
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William Harrison Anderson

American missionary

  • Desc: William Harrison "Harry" Anderson was an American missionary for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He arrived in Africa in 1895 and established the Solusi Mission near Bulawayo, Rhodesia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Harrison_Anderson
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Major Wilson's Last Stand

1899 film

  • Desc: Major Wilson's Last Stand is an 1899 British silent short war film based upon the historical accounts of the Shangani Patrol. The film was adapted from Savage South Africa, a stage show depicting scenes from both the First Matabele War and the Second Matabele War which opened at the Empress Theatre, Earls Courte, on 8 May 1899.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Wilson's_Last_Stand
  • Type: Movie, Thing, CreativeWork
  • Result Score: 0.00

Edward Brabant

Military personnel

  • Desc: Major-General Sir Edward Yewd Brabant, KCB, CMG was a British military commander in colonial South Africa. He served in the 9th Xhosa War, First Matabele War, and other campaigns.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Brabant
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