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Dutch South Africa : early settlers at the Cape, 1652-1708

Author: John Hunt; Heather-Ann Campbell
Publisher: Leicester, UK : Matador, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the first Dutch settlers in Table Bay and is packed full of photographs and illustrations. The diaries of Jan van Riebeeck, the first governor of the new Dutch colony at Table Bay in South Africa, document the struggle to survive in a new environment. Whether recounting attacks from wild animals, bartering with the indigenous tribes, or importing slaves to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hunt, John.
Dutch South Africa.
Leicester, UK : Matador, ©2005
(OCoLC)607700310
Online version:
Hunt, John.
Dutch South Africa.
Leicester, UK : Matador, ©2005
(OCoLC)610175299
Named Person: Jan van Riebeeck; Jan van Riebeeck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hunt; Heather-Ann Campbell
ISBN: 1904744958 9781904744955
OCLC Number: 60668603
Notes: "The source material for this book is largely drawn from the records and diaries of the VOC and its Commanders, which have been translated from the Dutch."--Introduction.
Description: xiii, 192 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Chapter 1 Arrival of the Dutch at the Cape; Chapter 2 Jan van Riebeeck's initiatives; Chapter 3 Van Riebeeck's developing community; Chapter 4 Hazards of the sea; Chapter 5 Slaves, freemen and burghers; Chapter 6 Van Riebeeck's later years; Chapter 7 Lean years of weak leadership; Chapter 8 Consolidation under two governors; Chapter 9 Impact of Simon van der Stel; Chapter 10 In search of copper; Chapter 11 Arrival of the Huguenots; Chapter 12 Years of expansion; Chapter 13 Willem Adriaan's misjudgements; Chapter 14 Downfall of Willem Adriaan; Chapter 15 Collapse of the Dutch East India Company
Responsibility: John Hunt ; edited by Heather-Ann Campbell.

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This work is an account of the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope during its formative years from 1652 to l708.  Read more...

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