Cape Colony


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Cape Colony

n
(Placename) the name from 1652 until 1910 of the former Cape Province of South Africa
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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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Verliesfontein (Fountain of Losses), a distortion of "Fouriesfontein," the real name of the (fictional?) village once dominated by the Fourie family, lies in the old Cape Colony near the border of the Orange Free State.
By the end of the decade the relationship was soundly established, providing the basis for Rhodes's assumption of the premiership of the Cape Colony in 1890.
For many readers, the first page of this splendid account of Canada's participation in its first foreign war will be a revelation: "The blatant violation on the Transvaal's sovereignty not only hardened attitudes on both sides, but also alienated many Boers living in the Cape Colony and Natal." In this case, Britain was the violator and gold-hungry exploiters like Cecil Rhodes fanned the embers of revolt in South Africa.
He died in 1835 at the hands of George Southney, a military guide of Scottish descent, in the Sixth Frontier War between the Cape Colony and the Xhosas.
May 28, 1881, Paarl, Cape Colony [now in South Africa]--d.
He did the same with material he collected on Madagascar and the Cape Colony. He sold two large paintings of Batavia, which are now showpieces in the Rijksmuseum.
Rhodes expanded Britain's Cape Colony, founded Rhodesia and took ownership of the world's richest diamond mining company, De Beers.
of Stellenbosch, South Africa) analyzes how Southern Africa was represented in words and images during the period when the Cape Colony was under the jurisdiction of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch state from 1652 to 1814.
Cape Colony hasn't shown much in recent starts and could need a bit of help from the handicapper, while though Wind Flow is a potentially dangerous rival if allowed to dictate, the five-year-old is usually worth taking on outside of plating company and is far from guaranteed to get his own way.
In 1872, the Cape Colony achieved responsible government.
At the beginning of 1888 there were four independent medical societies in the Cape Colony only.
The relief of Mafeking, after a 217-day siege by Boers of this small Cape Colony town, in British South Africa, caused wild rejoicing when the news reached London at 9.35pm, on May 18, 1900.