Bartle Frere

  • (noun): A living fossil or so-called 'green dinosaur'; genus or subfamily of primitive nut-bearing trees thought to have died out 50 million years ago; a single specimen found in 1994 on Mount Bartle Frere in eastern Australia; not yet officially named.
    Synonyms: genus Bartle-Frere, green dinosaur

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Battle Of Isandlwana - Background
... In 1874, Sir Henry Bartle Frere was sent to South Africa as high commissioner to instigate the scheme ... Sir Bartle Frere, High Commissioner of southern Africa for the British Empire, on his own initiative, without the approval of the British government and with ... Cetshwayo did not comply and Bartle Frere sent Lord Chelmsford to invade Zululand ...
Zulu Dawn - Plot
... of Cape Colony, notably the supremely arrogant Lord Chelmsford and the scheming Sir Henry Bartle Frere, who both wish to crush the neighbouring Zulu Empire, which ... Bartle Frere issues an impossible ultimatum to the Zulu king, Cetshwayo, demanding that he dissolve the Zulu Empire ... members of Cape Colony's high society and from Great Britain itself, Bartle Frere authorises Lord Chelmsford to lead a British invasion force into Zululand ...
Mount Bartle Frere
... Mount Bartle Frere is the highest mountain in Queensland at a elevation of 1622 metres ... The mountain was named after Sir Henry Bartle Frere, a British colonial administrator and then president of the Royal Geographical Society by George Elphinstone Dalrymple in 1873 ... Bartle Frere was British Governor of Cape Colony at the outset of the Zulu Wars ...
Anglo-Zulu War - British Invasion and Repulse
... reported in favour of the Zulu nation in July 1878, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, acting on his own, added an ultimatum to the commission meeting, much to ... Cetshwayo had not responded by the end of the year, so an extension was granted by Bartle Frere until 11 January 1879 ... returned no answer to the preposterous demands of Bartle Frere, and in January 1879 a British force under Lieutenant General Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford invaded Zululand ...
Anglo-Zulu War - Background - British Empire
... In 1877, Sir Bartle Frere was made High Commissioner for Southern Africa by Lord Carnarvon ... Carnarvon appointed Frere to the position on the understanding that he would work to enforce Carnarvon's confederation plan and, in return, Frere could then ... Frere was sent to South Africa as High Commissioner to bring it about ...

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