Barney Barnato (1852 - 1897) arrived in South Africa from England at the age of 20. He was penniless, but within 10 years he was a millionaire.

Barney Barnato (1852 - 1897) arrived in South Africa from England at the age of 20. He was penniless, but within 10 years he was a millionaire.

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Kmdt Andries Smorrenburg

Kmdt Andries Smorrenburg

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Five exiles – Lourens Steytler, George Steytler, Willie Steyn, Piet Botha and a German named Hausner – succeeded in swimming out to a Russian steamer in the port of Colombo, travelled by a devious route through to the Crimea and from there to St Petersburg, Russia where the locals, sympathetic to the Boer cause, celebrated their escape. Then on to Germany, The men then visited Kruger in Holland and finally landed at Walvis Bay.

Five exiles – Lourens Steytler, George Steytler, Willie Steyn, Piet Botha and a German named Hausner – succeeded in swimming out to a Russian steamer in the port of Colombo, travelled by a devious route through to the Crimea and from there to St Petersburg, Russia where the locals, sympathetic to the Boer cause, celebrated their escape. Then on to Germany, The men then visited Kruger in Holland and finally landed at Walvis Bay.

The foster gang.

The foster gang.

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