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A Winter Tour In South Africa

Auhtor: Frederick Young

Language: english

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Review by C. F. Hill, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Winter Tour In South Africa':

... the large and picturesque German Mission Station of Hebron, which is situated in the midst of a rich and fertile valley. One night we outspanned at ...
... commander, whose unhappy and most unaccountable military blunder led to the lamentable and fatal defeat, which cost him his life, and resulted ...
... spots, is an elevated suburb where many of the principal merchants, and others have their residences. It commands a lovely prospect over the bay, ...
... it, and showing me all the various industries and works which are carried on. About two hundred brothers are there at present, but more are expected ...
... it, were heightened by the tops of the mountains being tinged with a wreath of snow. From Hex River the route to Cape Town lay through a rich ...
... in the town, as in their kraals on the wild and open veldt. [Illustration: Decorative] [Illustration: Decorative] A Winter ...
... subject to which I shall refer. I am quite aware that this is a very difficult and delicate question to touch upon, but it would be impossible for ...
... Representatives to either the House of Lords or the House of Commons, for, while special provision would be required to increase the numbers ...
... stone for the breakwater and other purposes. This work was carried on by coloured convict labour. The convicts thus become trained in useful ...
... its radiating power, must always be one of the chief aids to improved water supply. In the matter of mineral wealth, Cape Colony is not ...
... follow disaster and disgrace. The people of South Africa may be very stupid, but they are very much like other people-determined to make ...
... THOMPSON: Another year's experience has confirmed and strengthened my conclusions as to the remarkable salubrity of the South African ...
... he felt that these were the first symptoms of its realization. It was the first time in history that the Colonies of Great Britain had ...
... Federation would be the best solution of the difficulties which had arisen. He had heard whispers of what was called Republicanism. We worshipped ...
... by those who are seeking health or pleasure on the sea. The steamers of the great companies, which carry on so admirably the weekly communication between ...
... which attracted my attention at Simon's Town was the Dockyard, which embraces about a mile of the foreshore, and contains appliances for repairing ...
... to me by the Fellows of the Royal Colonial Institute resident at Kimberley and Beaconsfield:- Kimberley, June 1st, 1889. ...
... 1887 was 2,975. Kimberley has risen with immense speed, commencing from what is generally known as a rush, to a large and prosperous centre ...
... also have their farm itself in the neighbourhood, the size of which would depend upon its locality and capabilities. But with the milk ...
... is in all their thoughts, excepting, perhaps, a too liberal thought of drink. The people of Johannesburg think of gold they talk of gold they dream ...