Cape Colony Flag - Many of the Khoi and San were coerced into labouring for the Dutch. Many disappeared into the harsh deserts to avoid the Dutch. This in turn meant that the Dutch would import other slaves from elsewhere in their empire to fill the labour gap.

Cape Colony Flag - Many of the Khoi and San were coerced into labouring for the Dutch. Many disappeared into the harsh deserts to avoid the Dutch. This in turn meant that the Dutch would import other slaves from elsewhere in their empire to fill the labour gap.

Everyday Life in Cape Colony: In Time of Peace (Classic Reprint)

Everyday Life in Cape Colony: In Time of Peace (Classic Reprint)

It was believed that Gobo Fango was once adopted by a loving white family. In fact, that is furthest from the truth, Fango’s story is one of slavery. Gobo Fango was a member of the Gcaleka tribe, a sub-group os the Xhosa people. Fango was born in Eastern Cape Colony in what is now South […]  The pos...It was believed that Gobo Fango was once adopted by a loving white family. In fact, that is furthest from the truth, Fango’s story is one of slavery. Gobo Fango was a member of the Gcaleka…

It was believed that Gobo Fango was once adopted by a loving white family. In fact, that is furthest from the truth, Fango’s story is one of slavery. Gobo Fango was a member of the Gcaleka tribe, a sub-group os the Xhosa people. Fango was born in Eastern Cape Colony in what is now South […] The pos...It was believed that Gobo Fango was once adopted by a loving white family. In fact, that is furthest from the truth, Fango’s story is one of slavery. Gobo Fango was a member of the Gcaleka…

110th Anniversary of the End of the South African War - On October 11, 1899, war broke out in South Africa between the British and the Boers (descendants of Dutch Protestant farmers) who had been engulfed in conflict for over fifty years. The British, located in the Cape Colony and Natal, wanted to have South Africa unified under their rule. The Boers, who occupied the more northern independent republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, wanted to remain independent.

110th Anniversary of the End of the South African War - On October 11, 1899, war broke out in South Africa between the British and the Boers (descendants of Dutch Protestant farmers) who had been engulfed in conflict for over fifty years. The British, located in the Cape Colony and Natal, wanted to have South Africa unified under their rule. The Boers, who occupied the more northern independent republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, wanted to remain independent.

Captain Hendrik Witbooi was born around 1830 in Cape Colony. He came from a long line of leaders among the Orlam tribe of the Nama. His father Moses Witbooi, uncle Jonker Afrikaner, great uncle Jager Afrikaner, and grandfatherCaptain Hendrik Witbooi was born around 1830 in Cape Colony. He came from a long line of leaders among the Orlam tribe of the Nama. His father Moses Witbooi, uncle Jonker Afrikaner, great uncle Jager Afrikaner, and grandfather David Witbooi all being chiefs. Well versed…

Captain Hendrik Witbooi was born around 1830 in Cape Colony. He came from a long line of leaders among the Orlam tribe of the Nama. His father Moses Witbooi, uncle Jonker Afrikaner, great uncle Jager Afrikaner, and grandfatherCaptain Hendrik Witbooi was born around 1830 in Cape Colony. He came from a long line of leaders among the Orlam tribe of the Nama. His father Moses Witbooi, uncle Jonker Afrikaner, great uncle Jager Afrikaner, and grandfather David Witbooi all being chiefs. Well versed…

Antique Map 1800s South Africa Map 1889 NW Africa Map Algeria Morocco Map Tunisia Cape Colony Map Natal, African Decor Gift, Vintage Art Map available from OldMapsandPrints on Etsy

Antique Map South Africa Map 1889 NW Africa Map Algeria Morocco Map Tunisia Cape Colony Map Natal, African Decor Gift, Vintage Art Map available from OldMapsandPrints on Etsy

Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) UITENHAGE Kamp/Camp Uitenhage was the third of the camps that the ORC authorities established at the coast [see East London for further details]. Louis Mansergh, the Cape Colony secretary of public works, who was responsible for constructing the coastal camps, considered that the site was an ideal one, slightly protected from the prevailing south-east wind and close to an ‘inexhaustible’ water supply of ‘exceptional purity

Uitenhage People in this camp 1061 People who died in this

South Africa Map 1892 Vintage Map, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Colony Map Natal, Antique Travel Map, Wall Art Gift for Office, African Decor Art available from  OldMapsandPrints on Etsy

South Africa Map 1892 Vintage Map, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Colony Map Natal, Antique Travel Map, Wall Art Gift for Office, African Decor Art

Antique South Africa Map Vintage Map of South Africa 1892 Cape of Good Hope Unique Gift Under 20 Gift for Home Gift for Office Anniversary by OldMapsandPrints

Cape Colony.  TALLIS, John.    London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.     With engraved vignettes including a view of Cape Town. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of....

Cape Colony. TALLIS, John. London, John Tallis & Company, 1851. With engraved vignettes including a view of Cape Town. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of....

Renowned British military surgeon James Barry was a pioneer in his field and enjoyed a celebrated and highly-accomplished career for over 50 years. After his death in 1865, it was discovered that he was actually a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley.  Source

Renowned British military surgeon James Barry was a pioneer in his field and enjoyed a celebrated and highly-accomplished career for over 50 years. After his death in it was discovered that he was actually a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley.

Coat of Arms of the Cape of Good Hope. As instituted by Responsible Government in 1872. Cape Colony Coat of Arms 1876.png

Coat of Arms of the Cape of Good Hope. As instituted by Responsible Government in Cape Colony Coat of Arms

The Basters (also known as Baasters, Rehobothers or Rehoboth Basters) are the descendants of Cape Colony Dutch and indigenous African women. They live largely in Namibia and are similar to Coloured or Griqua people in South Africa. The name Baster is derived from the Dutch word for "bastard" (or "crossbreed"). While some people consider this term demeaning, the Basters proudly use the term as an indication of their history in the same way as the Métis ("Mixed") people of Canada.

The Basters (also known as Baasters, Rehobothers or Rehoboth Basters) are the…

Monument erected in honor of the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in their thousands 1835-1854 in order to colonize other areas of South Africa today.

Monument erected in honor of the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in their thousands in order to colonize other areas of South Africa today.

Victorian Cape Colony Wooden Sign // This Victorian hand painted wooden sign for Cape Colony (also known as The Cape of Good Hope) depicting the Coat of Arms for Cape Colony was reported to have been used during Queen Victoria's Coronation Procession. It is a wonderful decorators piece, and has a primitive charm.

Victorian Cape Colony Wooden Sign // This Victorian hand painted wooden sign for Cape Colony (also known as The Cape of Good Hope) depicting the Coat of Arms for Cape Colony was reported to have been used during Queen Victoria's Coronation Procession. It is a wonderful decorators piece, and has a primitive charm.

South Africa Map, Large Map, Cape Colony 1899 African Decor Gift for Couple, Vintage Map, New Home Gift, Office Art Gift for Coworker available from OldMapsandPrints.Etsy.com #SouthAfricaMap #CapeColony #Africa

South Africa Map, Large Map, Cape Colony 1899 African Decor Gift for Couple, Vintage Map, New Home Gift, Office Art Gift for Coworker available from OldMapsandPrints.Etsy.com #SouthAfricaMap #CapeColony #Africa

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