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Fort Amiel
Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect

Date:1878
Type:Fort
Status:Extant
Street:Fort Road

 


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Coordinates:
27°44'47.72" S 29°55'17.67" E Alt: 1219m

The fort was named after Major Amiel.

The monument was moved here from its original position at Ngogo where a new granite monument was erected on the 60th anniversary of the encounter.

Wording on monument:

THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS
NON COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE
3RD BATTALION
60TH ROYAL RIFLES
IN MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES
WHO WERE KILLED
OR DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED
IN ACTION NEAR THIS SPOT
ON THE 8TH FEBRUARY
1881

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Kearney, Brian. 1973. Architecture in Natal from 1824 1893. Cape Town: Balkema. pg 40
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 234