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Burton, A.W

The Highlands of Kaffraria

A review of outstanding incidents in Kaffirland and British Kaffraria leading up to the rise of King William's Town, Keiskama Hoek and East London, with special reference to the history and situation of Fort Stokes

Published: C Struik Pty Ltd, Cape Town, 1969

Edition: Second Edition

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This documental handbook embraces some of the chequered history of the ever-restless eastern frontier of the Cape Colony. It contains information on the factual history of King William's Town, Keiskama Hoek, and the Port of East London, combined with urgent military affairs and notable conflicts in the early Kaffir Wars, insurrections and tribal rebellions, quelled by gallant pioneers-Highlanders and Colonial Burgher Forces- well supported by many loyal non-European levies of Africans, Fingos and coloured troops who fought under European leaders in almost impregnable, forested and precipitous mountain ranges devoid of servicable artillery and commissariat roads.

There are many references to forts and incidents in the wars of 1835, 1846-7, 1850-3 and the Ninth Kaffir War of 1877-8; to missionary enterprise and endeavour; witchcraft and the Cattle Delusion of 1856-7; the founding of native hospitals in British Kaffraria and other projects.

Maps to endpapers. Half Title. Frontispiece. Title. Dedication. Foreword. Illustrations. 67 pages text with supporting photographic illustrations. Light external wear. Owners signature to top of front endpaper. Very clean copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 22 X 16cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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