History of South Africa Since September 1795. with Sixteen Maps and Charts Volume 1

History of South Africa Since September 1795. with Sixteen Maps and Charts Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and duties as those in ' Capetown. A customhouse was now established in Simonstown, and a good road to Capetown was made at a cost of over 16,000. On the 5th of April 1816 the jurisdiction of the court of landdrost and heemraden of the Cape district was enlarged so that thereafter they could decide finally in civil cases wherein the matter in dispute did not exceed three hundred rixdollars. The northern border of the colony had always been occupied by people of nomadic habits, and the settlement in the Gouph of those persons who were banished from the Kaflir frontier after the Slachter's Nek insurrection had caused a spirit of lawlessness to prevail among them. Beyond them was the great plain over which a few Bushmen roamed, stretching away to the Orange river. Then came the territory occupied by the Griquas, where utter anarchy was prevalent. Most of the Griquas had broken away from the teaching of the reverend Mr. Anderson, ---who remained at his post almost at the peril of his life, --and had placed themselves under the leadership of the notorious renegade from civilisation, Coenraad du Buis. This man had become a freebooter, and at the head of a band of Griqua ruflians was engaged in making frequent raids upon the Betshuana tribes and plundering their cattle. Fugitive slaves and other coloured people were attracted to a territory that was beyond the reach of law, and a contraband trade in firearms and gunpowder was carried on with unprincipled men in the colony. To put an end to this state of things, on the 27th of November 1818 a sub-district named Beaufort was formed out of portions of Graaff-Reinet and Tulbagh and a tract of land beyond the Zak river. The northern boundary of the colony as defined by the Batavian...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869079
  • 9781236869074