HC Deb 16 March 1885 vol 295 c1233

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Sir Henry Bulwer, Governor of Natal, has taken any steps to relieve the famine now prevailing in Zululand; and, what is the most recent information on the subject which Her Majesty's Government have received from His Excellency?


Sir, the only information on the point that we have received from Sir Henry Bulwer relates to the state of distress in the Reserve Territory, mainly owing to the influx of refugees from Zululand proper. Instructions were given to the Sub-Commissioner in the district, to provide for a distribution of mealies to those who, on inquiry, might be found to be in need of relief.