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Basuto War Memorial

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This memorial commemorates those who died in the Basuto Campaign from 1880-1882, and Morosi Mountain in 1879.

Morosi's Mountain was the name given to a fortified mountain in the Drakensberg mountain range on the banks of the Orange River in southern Basutoland (modern Lesotho). It was the site of a siege during the Gun War, also known as the Basuto War. It acquired the name Morosi's Mountain after the Chief of a local tribe, who, after committing acts deemed to hostile to the Cape Colonial administration, fortified himself on the mountain. The Gun War also known as the Basuto War was an 1880-1881 conflict in the British territory of Basutoland (present-day Lesotho) in Southern Africa, fought between Cape Colony forces and rebellious Basotho chiefs over tribal rights.
This memorial commemorates those who died in the Basuto Campaign from 1880-1882, and Morosi Mountain in 1879.

Morosi's Mountain was the name given to a fortified mountain in the Drakensberg mountain range on the banks of the Orange River in southern Basutoland (modern Lesotho). It was the site of a siege during the Gun War, also known as the Basuto War. It acquired the name Morosi's Mountain after the Chief of a local tribe, who, after committing acts deemed to hostile to the Cape Colonial administration, fortified himself on the mountain. The Gun War also known as the Basuto War was an 1880-1881 conflict in the British territory of Basutoland (present-day Lesotho) in Southern Africa, fought between Cape Colony forces and rebellious Basotho chiefs over tribal rights.
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Latitude : -33° 45' 47.96" S | Longitude : 25° 23' 59.45" E

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