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Ruins Tuli Pioneer Fort (Tuli Safari Area)

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Located in Zimbabwe :: Matabeleland South
Category: Attraction :: Ruins

The historic site where the British South Africa Company set up its rear base for the occupation of Mashonaland and from where the Pioneer Column left on 11th July 1890 and raised the flag at Fort Salisbury (now Harare) on 13th September 1890. The 1899 Boer War fortifications are slightly north of the 1890 Pioneer Fort and comprised outer trenches and defensive walls and gun emplacements. At the time few thought the Pioneer Column’s entry into Mashonaland would go unchallenged by Lobengula’s Regiments. The Pioneer Column were protected by the Police Troops who were placed under military discipline whilst on the march and their supply line protected by the forts erected at Tuli, Victoria (now Masvingo) Charter and Salisbury (now Harare) (Source:

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