Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa

Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa

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"[...]biscuits, bread, mealies for the Kaffirs, tea, coffee, sugar, preserves, and other necessaries needed for the road. A safe driver and forelooper, and an extra boy to cook and look after the horse, besides three rifles (not breechloaders, they were not known in Natal in 1860) and a double-barrel Westley Richards, and any quantity of ammunition. These three boys were all Zulus, with good characters, therefore could be depended on, which is a great thing. Being a "Colonial" I was well up to African life and the Zulu language-a great advantage in that country. All things provided, I took several trips round the country in my waggon, up to August 1863, when I started north. Twenty-five years ago!-a quarter of a century! What changes have come over South Africa in that time! Natal was little-known and scarcely heard of in England. The white population did not exceed one-half its present number of[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 422g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507533470
  • 9781507533475