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Zulu Blacksmiths at Work, 1848. Reprinted from George Frederick Angas (1822–1886), The Kaffirs Illustrated (London, 1849), pl. 23. Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. 5. Zulu Kraal at the Tugela River: Women Making Beer, 1848. Reprinted from George Frederick Angas (1822–1886), The Kaffirs Illustrated (London, 1849), pl. 26. Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. 6. Vergelegen, the estate of Gov. Adriaan van der Stel, circa 1705. Painting after a modern mural by Jan Juta.
They occupied caves or camps constructed of portable materials and moved from one watering, foraging, and hunting area to another as the seasons dictated. As in other preindustrial societies, there was a division of labor between women, who stayed close to the campsite and were responsible for childcare and most of the work of collecting edible plants, and men, who were the hunters. They were skillful in fashioning tools from wood and stone, clothing from animal hides, musical instruments from wood, catgut, and ostrich quills, and bows and arrows with tips smeared with poisons extracted from snakes or insects or plants.
Andrew Smith’s Journal of His Expedition into the Interior of South Africa, 1834–36 (Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1975), facing p. 132. Photo: Africana Museum, City of Johannesburg Public Library. 11. The Landing of the 1820 Settlers. Painting by Thomas Baines (1820–1875). Photo: William Fehr Collection, The Castle, Cape Town. 12. Wagon Broken Down Crossing the Klaas Smit’s River, 1848. Reprinted from Thomas Baines, Scenery and Events in South Africa (London, 1852), pl. 4. Photo: Africana Museum, City of Johannesburg Public Library.