Sergeant J. Hanrahan served in the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot when the Regiment was sent to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony (now the Eastern Province, South Africa) between 1860 and 1862 shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). The regiment was based in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek. (Modern spelling: Keiskammahoek.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 270.)
He was one of the Sergeants Dramatic Club who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 16.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 18.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, November 1, 1860. Page 31.)
See below individual productions.
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1.
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