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A History of South Africa for Use in Schools; Comp. at the Request of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Taalbond, the Zuid-Afrikaanse Onderwijzers Unie, and the Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouwen Vereniging (Paperback) Loot Price: R385 Discovery Miles 3 850
A History of South Africa for Use in Schools; Comp. at the Request of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Taalbond, the Zuid-Afrikaanse...
A History of South Africa for Use in Schools; Comp. at the Request of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Taalbond, the Zuid-Afrikaanse...

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A History of South Africa for Use in Schools; Comp. at the Request of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Taalbond, the Zuid-Afrikaanse Onderwijzers Unie, and the Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouwen Vereniging (Paperback)

E C Gode Molsbergen

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V FROM JAN VAN RIEBEECK TO SIMON VAN DER STEL 27. Van Riebeeck's entire term of office at the Cape was one continual fight against difficulties of every description. Relying on God, however, he surmounted every obstacle. The extreme difficulty of his task lay in the fact that he had to create something out of nothing. Supplies of men, horses, plants and seeds had been despatched from India, but these had passed the Cape before Van Riebeeck's arrival. The men under his command were, the greater part of them, so thriftless and so incapable, that by the year 1653 many of them had been discharged from the Company's service and shipped back to Holland. It was these very men on whom Van Riebeeck depended to do the great amount of work that had all to be done. The building of the Fort.?The throwing up of ramparts for a Fort and the digging of a moat was a long and vexatious task. More than a year was spent on the work, but when the Fort was at length completed, it was, in Van Riebeeck's opinion, strong enough to resist both native and foreign foes. Harry.?The miserable little band of Hottentots, some sixty in number, whose only means of sustenance was shellfish, fish and offal, were certainly not to be dreaded as foes, but they proved troublesome neighbours. Van Riebeeck called them " Strandlopers" (Beach- rangers); their chief, who had spent some time on board an English ship, in which he had visited Java, was known as Harry. He had acquired a smattering of the Dutch language from the shipwrecked crew of the ' Haerlem.' The Strandlopers had no cattle, and Van Riebeeck prayed devoutly that such inland tribes as possessed cattle might visit the coast, for a supply of fresh meat was sorely needed. 28. Scarcity of meat.?In 1652 the rains were extremely late in set...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: E C Gode Molsbergen
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16218-0
Barcode: 9780217162180
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LSN: 0-217-16218-5

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