Cape colony article about cape colony by the free dictionary. Many south africans are the descendants of slaves brought to the cape colony from 1653 until 1822. We will be coming to south africa this summer, and thought it would be fun to read some books based in south africa. Imagining the cape colony edinburgh university press. Cappon, britains title in south africa, or, the story of cape colony to the days of the great trek 1901, ia a. Many south africans are the descendents of slaves brought to the cape colony from 1653 until 1822. Refreshment station established at the cape, in april, by the dutch east india company, based in amsterdam, to provide for its ships on their voyage to the east. Aug 15, 2018 many south africans are the descendants of slaves brought to the cape colony from 1653 until 1822. History of slavery and early colonisation in south africa. Page 480 colony and natal by employing them upon public works which will tend to open up their country. Institution for those interested in natural history and science, while the commercial. Imagining the cape colony edinburgh university press books.
The 14chapter book traces the origins and expansion of cape town, from the city bowl and coastal suburbs to the vast expanse of the cape flats and the sprawling northern suburbs. The immediate effect of the 1820 settlers on the cape colony. In 1854, the cape colony elected its first parliament, on the basis of the. List of best books in cape town, south africa, top books in cape town, south africa, books near me, best books. Saul davids favourite books on south african history. The british took control of the refreshment station which supplied trade ships on their way to. The written history of the cape colony in what is now south africa began when portuguese navigator bartolomeu dias became the first modern european to round the cape of good hope in 1488. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. With the formation of the union of south africa 1910, the colony became the province of the cape of good hope also called cape province. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.
The name hout bay can refer to the town, or the bay on which it is situated. Since the last illustrated history of south africa was published, farreaching changes have affected not only the country, but the writing of history itself. These volumes, first published in 1907, contain theals detailed history of south africa between 15051795. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. One of the most prolonged struggles by african peoples against european intrusion, it ended in the annexation of xhosa. The cape colony was a dutch and later british colony at the southern tip of africa, with cape town as its capital and largest city. African penguins are an endangered species and its quickly heading towards extinction. Becos life is too hard with the things one must say to be perlite and the things one must not say to lie. Sierra leone in the early nineteenth century, history in. Cape colony simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By returning to a pivotal moment in south african history the cape colony in the period 17701830 this book addresses current debates about nationalism, colonialism and neocolonialism, and. Africa exam south africa timeline flashcards quizlet. He is the author of shakespeare and south africa 1996 and imagining the cape colony 2012, as well as the principal author of jurisprudence.
Chase, history of the colony of the cape of good hope. History of slavery and early colonisation in south africa south. The cape town book is a compelling account of south africa s first city, its landscape and its multiethnic people. Packenhams exhaustive research in numerous archives in britain and south africa, not to mention interviews with more than 50 survivors. Cape frontier wars, 17791879, 100 years of intermittent warfare between the cape colonists and the xhosa agricultural and pastoral peoples of the eastern cape, in south africa. Rise and fall of the dutch east india company duration. South africa was colonized by two different powers, the dutch and the english. In the context of your question, it was both a dutch and british colony and oddly enough both sequentially and simultaneously.
With colonialism, which began in south africa in 1652, came the slavery and forced labour model. Further, the need for labourers in the cape colony made. The first wave of asian immigration to south africa started in 1654. Jan van riebeeck 21 april 1619 18 january 1677 from online. He has written several historical books on south africa, including the. George mccall theal theal, george mccall, 18371919 the. Beginning with his arrival in cape town and a description of the history of colonial south africa, the volume goes on to describe his travels in western province and natal, along the way discussing the education of aboriginal south africans and the general condition of the cape colony and its economy. History and ethnography of africa south of the zambesi. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. The repository also collects nonpublic records with enduring value pertaining to the history of the. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Saul davids favourite books on south african history books. South africa cape of good hope, 18211909 british online. Prize negroes in cape town and the atlantic abolitionism.
New africa books, incorporating david philip publishers, is one of south africas oldest and most prestigious independent publishing houses. Combining the insights of archaeology, history and anthropology, this account ranges from the origins of the khoikhoi in southern africa to the contemporary politics of the namaqualand reserves. The outcomes of the investigation corroborated cook words. It lies in a valley on the atlantic seaboard of the cape peninsula and is about 20 km south of the central business district of cape town. In 1497, vasco da gama sailed along the whole coast of south africa on his way to india, landed at st helena bay for 8 days, and made a detailed description of the area. The cape of good hope, also known as the cape colony dutch. The area known today as cape town has no written history before it was first mentioned by. The cape herders explodes a variety of south african myths not least those surrounding the negative stereotype of the hottentot, and those which contribute to the idea that the khoikhoi are by now a vanished people. Cape frontier wars south african history britannica. A south african perspective 2001, and coeditor of a historical companion to postcolonial literatures in english 2005 and the book in africa 2015. From its discovery to the year 1819 alexander wilmot j. Oct 10, 2004 saul davids favourite books on south african history. The region was originally inhabited by the san and khoikhoi peoples known together as khoisan, who were nomadic hunters and pastoralists, and by bantuspeaking africans.
The history of the continent from an african perspective. The current south africa is made up of a number of colonies and settlement. The history of the cape colony began on 6 april 1652, when dutch seafarer jan van riebeeck and crew arrived in table bay. The british took over the colony in 1795, returned it during the peace of amiens in 1802, and then reoccupied it in 1809. The cape colony was unusual in southern africa in that its. As in rhodesiazimbabwe, but for much longer, decolonization in south africa was tainted by the clash between white and black citizens of the newly free country the government that had declared freedom from britain was controlled by the white minority, largely descended from dutch boers these. The boer war by thomas pakenham, exterminate all the brutes. It was first established in 1652 by jan van riebeeck as a governorate of the dutch east india company. Juta, 1869 cape of good hope south africa 530 pages. With hundreds of pages, and multimedia, the bbc investigates the events and characters that have made african history from the origins of. For the countrys history since 1910, see history of south africa. The arrival of jan van riebeeck in the cape 6 april 1652. The cape herders explodes a variety of south african.
The currency in use in the cape colony before the arrival of the settlers was the old cape dutch money, the rixdollar 2. History of cape town news newspapers books scholar jstor. South africa had two national libraries, the south african library in cape town founded in 1818, and the state library in pretoria founded in 1887. Kaapkolonie was the name of a colony based around the cape of good hope, in southern africa. In terms of south african legal deposit legislation, each of the national libraries was a legal deposit library, entitled to receive from the publishers a gratis copy of every book, serial, newspaper, government publication or other printed item published in south africa. The migrant farmer in the history of the cape colony.
Jul 14, 2011 south africa had two national libraries, the south african library in cape town founded in 1818, and the state library in pretoria founded in 1887. To prevent them from dying out, birdlife south africa is looking to build a new colony that will allow them to breed while being safe from harm. There is an argument that south africa or its story, like that of colonial latin america, missed. Britain takes control of the cape south african history online.
In 1497, vasco da gama sailed along the whole coast of south africa on his way to india, landed at st helena bay for 8 days, and made a detailed description 2 of the area. Cape colony, british colony established in 1806 in what is now south africa. Exclusive books has a rich history a colourful past of peaceful protest, celebrity appearances, fascinating stories and a family of staff, all. Hout bay is the name of a coastal suburb of cape town, south africa with a mix of neighborhoods from the very rich to the very poor. In south africa legal deposit, in some form or another, dates back to 1842. Tony voss bio david johnson 20 imagining the cape colony. South african library, cape town south african history online. Books in cape town, south africa list of books south africa. Cape town south africa photos african maps, africa maps. Brief summary of the colonial history of south africa.
It was captured by the british in 1795 and returned to the dutch in 1802. History, literature, and the south african nation 9780748664894. The southern tip of africa was relatively quiet during this period as no local opposition necessitated war. Records of the cape colony 17931831 copied for the cape government, from the manuscript documents in the public record office, london by theal, george mccall, 18371919. Colonial south africa and the origins of the racial order reconsiderations in. Or, the wanderings and wars of the emigrant farmers from their leaving the cape colony to the acknowledgment of their independence by great britain. The wars were fought between the european colonists and the native xhosa who, having acquired firearms, rebelled against continuing european rule. George mccall theal theal, george mccall, 18371919 a wikipedia article about this author is available theal, george mccall, 18371919. In november 1999, the two national libraries were amalgamated to form the national library of south africa nlsa. Colonial south africa and the origins of the racial order. Portuguese round cape 1652 dutch establish colony when jan van riebeck lands at cape 1795 british seize cape colony during.
With a history stretching back over 45 years, new africa books currently publishes literary and educational books for adults, children and young adults in all south african languages. There is an argument that south africa or its story, like that of colonial latin america, missed the eighteenth century, moving directly from dutch mercantile colonialism of the early seventeenth century to preindustrial british imperialism in the early nineteenth. Birdlife south africa plans to build a new colony for the animals. Records of the cape colony from february 1793, volume 10 cape of good hope south africa full view 1902 records of the cape colony. The colonial history of south africa began with 9 employees of the voc establishing themselves below the slopes of table mountain in 1657. George mccall theal theal, george mccall, 18371919. In the new history of south africa, 31 of south africa s foremost share fresh insights and new approaches to the story of this country. New colony for african penguin on the cards brand south.
It all started on 6 april 1652, when the dutch seafarer jan van riebeeck arrived in table bay with his three ships. Records of the cape colony 17931831 copied for the cape. South africa and the cape of good hope were once separate british colonies. A leading scholar of south africa provides a fresh and penetrating exploration of that. Early history of the cape colony, south africa from south africa tours and travel online. South african library, cape town south african history. Its authors have produced a scholarly, yet accessible, book, lavishly illustrated and supplemented with short biographies and fascinating detail. The dutch east india company established the first colony in 1652. One mans odyssey into the heart of darkness and the or. Many south africans are the descendents of slaves brought to the cape. The history of the cape colony from 1806 to 1870 spans the period of the history of the cape colony during the cape frontier wars, which lasted from 1779 to 1879.
Many historians of the white south african establishment start their history books with a. Relates the literatures and histories of the cape to postcolonial debates about nationalism. Kaapkolonie, was a british colony in presentday south africa, named after the cape of good hope. History of the cape colony from 1806 to 1870 wikipedia. This was the original model of colonialism brought by the dutch in 1652, and subsequently exported from the western cape to the afrikaner republics of the orange free state and the zuidafrikaansche republiek.195 1015 1533 156 1017 1248 552 256 474 1215 41 413 351 203 487 48 1389 344 1227 1248 1522 1478 255 1111 1375 1514 145 1068 578 648 492 1456 981 225 1128 721