Cape Colony


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Cape Colony

n
(Placename) the name from 1652 until 1910 of the former Cape Province of South Africa

Cape′ of Good` Hope′


n.
1. a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South Africa.
2. Also called Cape′ Prov`ince. Formerly, Cape Colony. a province in the Republic of South Africa. 7,443,500; 277,169 sq. mi. (717,868 sq. km).Cap.: Cape Town.
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Noun1.Cape Colony - a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814; in 1994 it was split into three new provinces of South Africa
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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It also functioned in areas like the Cape Colony, in modern-day South Africa, as a violent form of slave labour reproduction, not unlike the American South during slavery.
Here again a map of the battlefield would show that the men served in Cape Colony, Orange Free Stale and Natal as well as the Transvaal.
It had begun in October, 1899, when the Boers, threatened with British expansion, swept into Cape Colony and Natal from their bases in the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
They included the Queen's Sudan Medal, Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony bars and the Khedive's Sudan Medal (Atbara bar) which came complete with sporran and photocopies of Cunningharn's service details.
THE ANGLO-BOER WAR is often described as `a domestic quarrel of the white people', as the two independent Boer republics (the South African Republic or Transvaal and the Orange Free State Republic) in the north fought against Great Britain and its two colonies (the Cape Colony and Natal) in the south of what in 1910 became known as South Africa.
As the frontiers of white settlement in the pre-industrial Cape Colony advanced, pale-skinned colonists went beyond the pale in a number of different ways.
30, 1906, Mbokothwana Mission, Cape Colony [now in South Africa]--d.
Born in Cape Colony about 1835, shortly before his family went north in the Great Trek (1836-1837), and grew up in Transvaal and was a leader of Transvaal resistance to British rule; he organized resistance to British confiscation of the property of delinquent tax-payers (November 1880), and commanded the force that received the surrender of British troops at Potchefstroom as an armistice was being concluded (March 1881); as a member of the Transvaal volksraad (parliament), he supported the policies of Pres.
of London) explores the history of the rural Cape Colony, located in what is now modern South Africa.
Eddie Ahern timed it to perfection on the Gary Mooretrained Wine 'N Dine in the 1m4f handicap, getting his mount up in the final stride to reverse recent course-and-distance placings with Cape Colony.
Wallace, Farming Industries of the Cape Colony (London, 1896) for aarbosje; Cape of Good Hope, Report of the Geological and Irrigation Surveyor, 1892 [G28-93], 12-13 for graafwater and C.
100 Years Ago The Midland Mounted Rifles, operating in the Cradock district of Cape Colony, suffered serious casualties at Waterkloof, on Thursday last, having eight men killed, two mortally wounded, four wounded and 67 taken prisoners.