Maria and Elizabeth Mullins

(1861-1900) – (1860-1935)

Maria Mullins was the first wife of Johan Willem Colenbrander and lived a great part of her life with him at the kraal of king Lobengula in Bulawayo in today Zimbabwe. Johan and she were trusted by the Matabele king and both spoke the language.

Elizabeth Mullins was married to Johan Willem’s brother Alphonse Charles Colenbrander (1867-1904). They also lived at Bulawayo.

Both women were perfect shots.

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