The White Chief of Zululand John Dunn
No other person embodied the turbulent times in which they lived more than John Dunn, the legendary hunter, trader and white chief of Zululand whose activities spanned three crucial decades in the history of Zululand. Dunn was born of Scottish parents in 1824 and grew up in the rough and ready spirit of early Port Natal (now Durban) but at the age of 18, he moved with his young bride Catherine into the unexplored territory north of Durban. Against the disapproval of his wife, Dunn married his first Zulu wife in 1861. Over the next few decades, he ended up taking 48 Zulu wives.