This collection contains historical photographs dating back to the 1880s, relating particularly to the cultural and social life of the Zulu people. It also has a good collection of photographs taken during the years of struggle against apartheid.
A unique collection of historic photographs, the Ogilvie Collection forms part of a valuable source of information on historic Natal and Pietermaritzburg. There are many scenes of the social and cultural life of Victorian and Edwardian times; biographical and genealogical information about early Maritzburg personalities; early architecture and streetscapes;...
The Murray collection is concentrated on military themes, such as the Zulu War of 1979, the Anglo Boer War and the Bambatha Rebellion of 1906/07. There are a number of very large photographs of African mammals and the Drakensberg.
KwaZulu-Natal's Seven Day War, started on the 25 March 1990. It was between two political parties known as UDF and INKATHA. At least 80 people were killed and 20 000 left homeless. It took place in Greater Edendale.