The Military History Society of NSW is for those interested in military history from ancient and modern times from NSW, Australia and the globe.

Mr Clinton Reilly on The Battle of Isandlwana, 1879

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

The Annual General Meeting for 2016

followed by
Mr Clinton Reilly, (a member of the Society)

with a presentation of a computer assisted analysis of

The Battle of Isandlwana, 1879

The Battle of Isandlwana (or iSandhlwana) was the first major encounter of the Anglo-Zulu War on 22 January 1879.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an example of how a scientific, quantitative approach to historical analysis, supported by computer simulation may be used to further military analysis and historical research. It will be argued that the key benefit is that as historians we are provided with a methodology that allows us to develop more precise questions (hypotheses), organise our data more effectively to answer them and to assess each hypothesis more thoroughly.
This approach is well within the reach of enthusiasts as well as professional analysts and historians and so may appeal to a large audience.

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 1.30pm

99 York St Conference and Function Centre, Sydney

Entry is free. RSVP is essential by Wednesday 10 January 2016 as numbers are restricted (02) 9660-7225 / 0418 400 825 or email


The Battle of Isandlwana