Tag: Dick King

Battle of Congella Monument

This monument to the Battle of Congella, was brought to my attention by James Houston-McMillan in 2013, who provided the photographs. It is situated near Maydon Wharf in Durban at  Google Earth co-ordinates: 29° 52.796′ S 30° 59.802′ E.

The now almost forgotten Battle between Brit and Boer led to many historical events in the fledgling Port Natal,  including the historic ride by Dick King to Grahamstown to get help for the beleaguered British at Port Natal. And while I do know whether this site is where this battle occurred, It could be that there is another memorial in the area related to the incident.
Dick King is buried at St James Isipingo Anglican Church.
The grave of Dick King
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Updated: 05/01/2018 — 07:45
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