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violence. Their trial took place at Eshowe before a
specially-constituted court, when all three were convicted
and sentenced to ten, fifteen and twelve years' imprison-
ment, respectively. Early in 1889, they were deported
to St. Helena. There they remained until the end of
1897, when they were taken back to Zululand. Their
return followed immediately upon the annexation of
Zululand to Natal, when, of course, the Imperial Govern-
ment ceased to directly control the affairs of the former
territory. The terms of Dinuzulu's repatriation will call
for particular notice in a later chapter.

In the Act of Annexation ^ it was provided that " luitil
other provisions shall have been made . . . with the
approval of Her Majesty, no grants or ahenation of Crown
Lands . . . shall be made, nor till then shall the Natives
be disturbed in the use and occupation of any lands
occupied or used by them at the time of the taking effect
of this Act." In 1902, a Commission was appointed for
the purpose of deHmiting tracts of country to be reserved
for occupation of the Natives, on the one hand, and those
for immediate and future European occupation, on the
other. About seven-twelfths of the country (whose
total acreage is 6,695,000), or approximately 3,887,000
acres, divided into twenty-one separate locations, were
reserved for the exclusive occupation of the Natives,
whose numbers, at that time, fell just short of 200,000.
Much of this land, however, was and still is unsuitable for
human habitation, either because of its being too arid
and stony for cultivation, of malarial fever being prevalent
therein, or of its being infested with the tsetse fly. The
total area set apart for European occupation was 2,808,000
acres. The recommendations of the Commission received
the approval of the Imperial Government, whereupon the
blocks set apart for Europeans were surveyed into farms

1 No. 37, 1897 (Natal).




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Online LibraryJames StuartA history of the Zulu Rebellion, 1906 : and of Dinuzulu's arrest, trial, and expatriation → online text (page 3 of 52)