Nada Burnham (1894 - 1896)

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Death: Died
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About Nada Burnham

Nada (May 1894 - May 19, 1896), was Major Fredrerick Russell Burnham’s daughter. She was the first white child born in Bulawayo, died of fever and starvation during the Siege of Bulawayo. She was buried three days later in the Pioneer Cemetery, plot #144, in Bulawayo, now Zimbabwe.

Nada is the Zulu word for lily and she was named after the heroine in Sir H. Rider Haggard’s Zulu tale, Nada the Lily (1892). Three of Haggard's books are dedicated to Burnham's daughter, Nada: The Wizard (1896), Elissa: The Doom of Zimbabwe (1899), and Black Heart and White Heart: A Zulu Idyll (1900).

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May, 1894
May, 1896
Age 2