Cabinet Photograph
C. Jas. Knaggs/The Royal Studio - Photographer
urban, Natal Colony, South Africa
c. 18

This Portuguese colonial officer was probably on his way to or from the Portuguese colony in East Africa (present day Mozambique) when he was photographed at Durban in the British
colony of Natal. Photographer C. Knaggs was in operation at his Smith Street studio between 1894 and 1899 so this officer may have taken part in Joaquim Augusto Mouzinho de
Albuquerque's expedition against Ngungunhane's Nguni speaking Gaza Kingdom which culminated at the Battle of Marracuene on 2 February 1895 in southern Mozambique.