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286 DISTINGUISHED CHURCHMEN

Kwamagwaza, which afterwards became famous. The Society now began to help by large grants, both for buildings and for stipends. In 1870 the See of Zululand was formed ; a new station was at once opened at Etaleni, and the Bishop, Douglas Mackenzie, who was consecrated in 1880, had an interview with Cetewayo, who soon afterwards gave great trouble to the whole region. Year after year, rumours of warlike preparations were heard, and much unrest prevailed, but the mission aries remained undismayed at their posts. At length war broke out, and the defence of Rorke s Drift brought out the heroic character of one of the Society s missionaries, the Rev. George Smith. Out of this arose the determination to erect a memorial church and to plant a mission at Isandhl- wana, a Basuto chief, Hlubi, who applied for teachers, erecting a school and residence at a cost of ^250. In 1884, another crisis culminated in the pillage and evacuation of the Mission of Kwamagwaza, St Paul s and Isandhlwana. In 1890 Bishop Mackenzie died, but not before he had made a journey beyond the limits of his Diocese, which led to the establishment of a Bishop and Missions in Delagoa Bay. Bishop Carter quickly filled the vacant place ; the Missions were re-occupied and the work extended. The annexation of Zululand by Great Britain in 1887 (which has been followed in 1899 by its incorpora tion with Natal) brought a large influx of Europeans,

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