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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Since commerce and trade with the Cape Colony and Boer Republics was dominated by British merchants, English weapons predominated and by the early 1870s, the Snider-Enfield Ereechloading rifle was in service with local military units and soon showed up in the hands of the Boers.
A forthcoming chapter in Within and Without the Nation, written and researched while Bettina was completing Wife to Widow, interrogates how two couples, Mary Ann Blatchford and her husband (residents of the Cape Colony in South Africa) and Mr.
Sir George Grey, the Governor of the Cape Colony from 1854 to 1861, was instrumental in developing a segregationist rule.
Subsequent chapters are concerned not only with the way in which administrators, employers, and missionaries imposed their understanding and regulation of time but also with the way in which indigenous peoples in Victoria, Australia, and Cape Colony resisted, subverted, and lived to other rhythms.
The locomotive was built in 1896 for the Cape Government Railway, and operated initially throughout the Transvaal, Cape Colony and the colony of Natal in South-Eastern Africa.
1890 Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape Colony in Africa.
South Africans at the time had to go abroad for medical education and the strong call to establish a national medical school was countered by concerns that no school equal to the standard required by recognised universities of Great Britain could be established in the Cape Colony, which lacked staff and facilities for adequate clinical instruction (Howard Phillips, personal communication).
White hunters from the Cape Colony visited the area now known as the Free State from the end of the eighteenth century, and in 1825 seasonal migration by white farmers was officially allowed, which soon developed into permanent settlement.
Louis Leipoldt was born on 28 December 1880 to a missionary family in the Cape Colony and, under private tutelage, became an accomplished reader and writer, able to speak, read or write in eight languages.
Rhodes expanded Britain's Cape Colony, founded Rhodesia and took ownership of the world's richest diamond mining company, De Beers.
It was the idea of Sir George Grey, the governor of Cape Colony who favoured a policy of integration, civilisation and religious conversion of the local tribes people, rather than military suppression and control.
10 Windsor The Voortrekkers (Afrikaans and Dutch for pioneers, literally "those who trek ahead", "fore-trekkers") were emigrants during the 1830s and 1840s who left the Cape Colony (which was British at the time, but had been founded by the Dutch), moving into the interior of what is now South Africa.
In a tale ranging from Lithuania to South Africa to Tripoli to London to New York, Stein narrates how in the 1880s a "feather boom" engulfed the Western Cape colony as a result of Western women's desire for prized fluffy plumage to redefine their femininity.
Because white colonists were given sexual access to slave women's bodies under Dutch rule, the Cape Colony was among the most racially heterogeneous places in the world, and an extensive and complex set of relations developed around skin color, citizenship, and social status.