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Title Cape of Good Hope, 1845, Volume 6. Emigration of the Boers. Governor Sir P. Maitland's Despatches
Date 1844-1845
Document Type Correspondence; Legal Papers
Reference CO 48/255
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Cape of Good Hope Colony (Cape Colony), Original Correspondence
Description Manuscript documents, including correspondence, memoranda and depositions relating to the conflict between Boer settlers and the Griqua people. The conflict stemmed from a dispute over settler encroachment into Griqua territory, beyond the boundaries of the Cape Colony. The volume makes reference to attempts made by the colonial authorities to intercede, its subsequent military intervention, and the agreements eventually made. A brief index is included at the end of the document.
Series Description This series consists of original correspondence relating to Cape of Good Hope, later Cape Colony. Included are reports and papers of the Commissioners of Eastern Inquiry, 1825 to 1834.
Biographical Note / History After some dispute as to ownership of the Cape of Good Hope between colonial powers, the territory was recaptured by the British in 1806 and formally became a British colony in 1814. In 1910 Cape Colony became a province of the new Union of South Africa.
Theme(s) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Holland
Country (to) South Africa
Places Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Nationality Dutch; European
Keywords agriculture, farming, livestock, judiciary, army, land, clergy, war, judiciary, legislation, administration, treaty, border, war
Language English; French
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