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From Dias to Vorster : source material on South African history 1488-1975 / compiled and edited by Ruth E. Gordon and Clive J. Talbot.

; Talbot, Clive J., author
1st ed.. Cape Town : Nasou, 1977.
ISBN 9780625013876, 0625013875

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Other Authors Talbot, Clive J.,
Subjects South Africa -- History -- Sources.
South Africa.
Description 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 450-452) and index.
Contents 1. European contacts with the Cape before Van Riebeeck : Landing of Bartholomeu Dias at Mossel Bay (1488). Vasco da Gama (1492). Aims of King Manuel of Portugal (1508). The death of D'Almeida (1510). Cornelis de Houtman (1595). Use of the Cape by British ships. 2. Settlement of the Cape by Jan van Riebeeck (1652). Jan van Riebeeck and his journal. "Remonstrance" of Janszen and Proot. Jan van Riebeeck's comments on the Report. Jan van Riebeeck's departure from Holland and the start of the voyage. Jan van Riebeeck arrival at the Cape. First activities. Relations with the Hottentots and Harry. The introduction of the first Free Burghers. The introduction of slaves. The departure of Jan van Riebeeck. 3. Life on board a Dutch East Indiaman 300 years ago : Christophorus Frikius's voyages to and through the East Indies (1680). 4. Simon van der Stel : Expedition to Namaqualand (1685). The Huguenots. Resolution of the Council of Policy. 5. The Castle : Stages in the building of the Castle (1662-81). 6. Willem Adriaan van der Stel : Simon van der Stel's advice (1699). The diary of Adam Tas (1705-6). The case against Willem Adriaan van der Stel. 7. The moving frontier and efforts to stop expansion and fix a boundary (1699-1781). Commando difficulties on the frontier. Adriaan van Jaarsveld (1781). 8. The indigenous population of the Cape : The Hottentots (1708). Approaching Bantu (1691, 1752). Contemporary descriptions of Bushmen and Hottentots (1802, 1810-12). 9. Life at the Cape in the 18th century : Visits to the Warm Baths at Caledon (1710). On the subject of immigration and slavery -- opinions of De Chavonnes and his brother (1717). The views of D.F. Mentzel (1733-41). Report of Baron van Imhoff (1743). Opinions on Immigration. Ryk Tulbagh (1750). 10. First British occupation of the Cape (1795-1802) : The reasons for occupation. Request for an order to surrender the Cape. Order to admit British forces into the Cape. Capitulation of the Cape Dutch Government. Appointment of the first British commandant (30 September 1795). Frontier reaction and insurrection. Involvement of Maynier. The ideas of H.C. Maynier. The Cape through the eyes of Lady Anne Barnard. The withdrawal of the British from the Cape (1803). 11. The rule of the Batavian Republic (1802-06) : De Mist's opinions and suggestions. Henry Lichtenstein's observations. De Mist's journey to the Interior. Surrender of Cape Town to the British (10 January 1806). 12. The first years of British rule at the Cape. Description of the Cape in 1808. Cession of the Cape to Great Britain. Lord Charles Somerset. Anglicization. The Hottentot Proclamation. Slavery at the Cape (1770-1834). The Spoor Laws. Dr John Philip. Sixth Frontier War (1834). 13. 1820 Settlers : Emigration propaganda. The conditions laid down for the emigrants. The voyage -- arrival and landing. Settlement on the locations. Settler rations. The difficulties of settlement. 14. Missionaries : Baviaanskloof (Moravian) (1803). Genadedal (Moravian) (1800). Klaarwater (Calvinist) (1809). Bethelsdorp (L.M.S.) (1809). Dr Philip's influence (1828). Wesleyan Mission on the Frontier (1823). French Evangelical Mission to Moshesh (1834). Owen and Zululand (1836). 15. The Great Trek : Chaka and Dingane. Manifesto of Commandant Piet Uys to Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1837). Retief's manifesto of the emigrant farmers (1837). Trekker life and experience. Piet Retief and Natal (1837). Personal descriptions of the massacres. The Voortrekker Vow (1838). Sarel Celliers and Blood River (1838). 16. The British Government and the Trekkers : The Cape of Good Hope Punishment Act (1836). The British occupation and annexation of Natal. Transorangia -- the Orange River Sovereignty. The Sand River Convention (1852). The Bloemfontein Convention (1854). 17. Post-trek Eastern Frontier Policy : Sir Peregrine Maitland's Frontier Policy (1846). Sir Harry Smith's Frontier Policy (1847). Sir George Grey's ideas on Frontier Policy (1854-56). The Cattle-killing Episode (1856-7). Cecil John Rhodes' ideas for government and improvement of the Native Races (1894). 18. South Africa in the mid-nineteenth century : Cape Town in 1861. Pietermaritzburg in the 1850's. Durban. The first church in Bloemfontein. The first South African railway. 19. Wrecks : The wreck of the Haerlem (1647). The wreck of the Stavenisse (1686). The wreck of the Grosvenor (1782). The wreck of the Birkenhead (1852). The wreck of the Newark Castle (1906). The mystery of the Waratah (1909). 20. The constitutional development of the Cape Colony (1806-72) : Crown colony government. Anti-Convict Crisis (1849). Representative government established (1853). Responsible government established (1872). 21. Moshesh and Basutoland : A description of Thaba Bosigo. The Smithfield Treaty of 1855. The mediation of Sir George Grey. Extracts from the first Treaty of Aliwal North (1858). Basutoland under British rule (1868). Second Treaty of Aliwal North (1869). 22. Grey's federation scheme (1858) : Grey's federation despatch. O.F.S. resolution favouring federation. Grey's speech on federation in the Cape Parliament. Grey's dismissal. 23. Carnarvon's confederation scheme (1875) : Carnarvon's confederation despatch. Mr J.A. Froude. The London Conference. The annexation of the Transvaal. The Battle of Majuba. The Pretoria and London Conventions. The emergence of Afrikaner Nationalism. 24. Immigration to Natal : A. Byrne Settlers to Natal : Typical emigration circular (1848-51). Jonas Bergtheil. Advice to emigrants to Natal as set out in the official handbook. The Byrne scheme. Life on an emigrant ship. Wreck of the Minerva (1850). Settler life. Official survey of the results of the Byrne scheme. B. Indian immigration to Natal (1860) : Controversy (1856). The first Coolies (1860). The work of the Coolie Commission (1872). Law No. 12 (1872). The Natal Indian Congress Petition (1894). Gandhi. 25. The Zulu War (1879) : Sir H. Bulwer's assessment. Frances Colenso's assessment. Correspondence between Sir B. Frere and Sir M. Hicks-Beach. Isandhlwana. Reaction in Pietermaritzburg. 26. Diamonds : Rules of the river diggings -- Bultfontein. Rules of the dry diggings -- Dutoitspan. Life at the diggings. The Kimberley site and De Beers (1871). Froude discusses the Diamond Fields (1874). 27. Gold : The discovery of gold -- first hints (1866). Thomas Baines looks for gold (1871). Lydenburg and Pilgrims Rest (1873). The birth of Johannesburg. Transport to the Gold Fields. The first motor-car (1896). The dynamite explosion at Braamfontein (1896). 28. Kruger and Rhodes : Paul Kruger. Cecil Rhodes. 29. The road to war : The Franchise Law. The Jameson Raid. Sir Alfred Milner as High Commissioner. The "helot" telegram. The Bloemfontein Conference. The outbreak of war. The Treaty of Vereeniging. The responsibility of Milner for the outbreak of war. 30. The path to Union : Milner in the Transvaal. The Transvaal obtains responsible government (1907). The first moves towards Union -- the Selborne Memorandum. The Cape General Election and the Pretoria Customs Conference of 1908. Smuts prefers union to federation. The Non-white franchise. Proportional representation. The language question. The South African Bill in the British Parliament. Extracts from the South Africa Act (1909). 31. Political developments subsequent to Union (1910-75) -- Union to Republic : The South African Protectorates (1909). Conciliation and political parties after union. Botha's Conciliation speech. The South Africa National Party (1911). General Hertzog's De Wildt speech (1912). The National Party. National and South African Party coalition (1933). Dominion status. Smuts urges a definition of Dominion Status (1921). The Balfour Declaration (1926). The Statute of Westminster (1931). The Status of Union Act (1934). Union neutrality (1939). Opinion of Hertzog. Opinion of Smuts. The policy of "Apartheid" or separate development (1955). The Republic of South Africa and withdrawal from the Commonwealth. Harold Macmillan's "Winds of Change" speech (1960). Reply of Dr Verwoerd. Dr Verwoerd's appeasement or Coexistence speech. Dr Verwoerd's explanation of withdrawal. 32. The South West African Problem : The League of Nations Mandate (1920). The United Nations resolution on mandates. Visit to SWA by Mr Carpio and Dr de Alva (1962). Commission of Enquiry into South West Africa Affairs (1964). Judgement of the World Court at the Hague (1966). U.N. General Assembly terminates the Mandate (1966). Self-rule offer in SWA (1967). 33. Current developments : South Africa and detente. Conference between Dr Verwoerd and Chief Leabua Jonathan (1966). Death of Dr Verwoerd (1966). Lesotho gains freedom (1966). Jonathan meets Vorster (1967). Vorster's policy of dialogue. Vorster's visit to Liberia (1975). Vorster's visit to the Ivory Coast (1975). The Transkei. Parliamentary debates. The Transkei Act No. 48 of 1963. Implementation of Policy of Separate Development. The Bantustans. Coloured Persons Representative Council (1974). Lifting of Indian Colour Bar (1975).
Genre History.
Geographic Area South Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm04190105
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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