Cape Colony

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a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814

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As an imperialist, he sought to use the Cape Colony as a political base from which to extend northwards through Bechuanaland to the Rhodesias and beyond.
He also wrote En die wawiele rol (1945; "And the Wagon Wheels Roll On"), which describes the Great Trek, the mass emigration of Afrikaners from Cape Colony (1835-40) that was a central event in the history of South African nationhood.
The wool industry, along with wine and wheat, provided the basis for the Cape Colony's agrarian economy during the nineteenth century, but it has been neglected by historians, who have been more attentive to the mobilization of the Western Cape Dutch by the Cape Bond, the origins of the Great Trek by frontier Boers, the activities of Cecil Rhodes, and the Cape's expansion over African societies in the Ciskei and Transkei.
It also functioned in areas like the Cape Colony, in modern-day South Africa, as a violent form of slave labour reproduction, not unlike the American South during slavery.
Here again a map of the battlefield would show that the men served in Cape Colony, Orange Free Stale and Natal as well as the Transvaal.
It had begun in October, 1899, when the Boers, threatened with British expansion, swept into Cape Colony and Natal from their bases in the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
They included the Queen's Sudan Medal, Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony bars and the Khedive's Sudan Medal (Atbara bar) which came complete with sporran and photocopies of Cunningharn's service details.
THE ANGLO-BOER WAR is often described as `a domestic quarrel of the white people', as the two independent Boer republics (the South African Republic or Transvaal and the Orange Free State Republic) in the north fought against Great Britain and its two colonies (the Cape Colony and Natal) in the south of what in 1910 became known as South Africa.
As the frontiers of white settlement in the pre-industrial Cape Colony advanced, pale-skinned colonists went beyond the pale in a number of different ways.
1, 1875, near Gqumahashe, Cape Colony [South Africa]--d.
Born in Cape Colony about 1835, shortly before his family went north in the Great Trek (1836-1837), and grew up in Transvaal and was a leader of Transvaal resistance to British rule; he organized resistance to British confiscation of the property of delinquent tax-payers (November 1880), and commanded the force that received the surrender of British troops at Potchefstroom as an armistice was being concluded (March 1881); as a member of the Transvaal volksraad (parliament), he supported the policies of Pres.
I was sent to Natal for my ill health, and while I came back to study at Oxford, I subsequently became prime minister of the Cape Colony in Africa.
of London) explores the history of the rural Cape Colony, located in what is now modern South Africa.
Eddie Ahern timed it to perfection on the Gary Mooretrained Wine 'N Dine in the 1m4f handicap, getting his mount up in the final stride to reverse recent course-and-distance placings with Cape Colony.
By the second half of the nineteenth century the lack of a dependable water supply, underscored by frequent drought, was recognized as severely constraining the Cape Colony's agricultural development.