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History of South Africa since September 1795 5 Volume Set: History of South Africa Since September 1795: Volume 1: The Cape Colony From 1795 to 1828, ... Library Collection - African Studies)

History of South Africa since September 1795 5 Volume Set: History of South Africa Since September 1795: Volume 1: The Cape Colony From 1795 to 1828, ... Library Collection - African Studies)

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George McCall Theal
Cambridge University Press, 12/2/2010
EAN 9781108023634, ISBN10: 1108023630

Paperback, 556 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 3.5 cm
Language: English

George McCall Theal (1837–1919) was a prolific South African historian and civil servant. After working as a missionary between 1875–1880 he was appointed magistrate of Tamacha before taking a position as a clerk in the government and became Keeper of the Cape Colony Archives. He was appointed Colonial Historiographer in 1891. These volumes, first published in 1908, contain Theal's detailed history of South Africa between 1795–1894. Focusing on the political history of the country, Theal explores the British control of Cape Colony and the reactions of the Dutch setters to increasing British immigration, discussing the political consequences of the establishment of the various Boer Republics and the growth of Zulu power in South Africa. These volumes provide valuable details on the political history of South Africa, and reveal contemporary attitudes towards the history and ideas of colonisation. Volume 1 covers the history of Cape Colony 1795–1828.

1. Admiral Sir George Keith Elphinstone and Generals Alured Clarke and James Henry Craig, conjointly, commanders of the British forces, 16th September to 15th November 1795. Major-General James Henry Craig, Commandant of the town and settlement of the Cape of Good Hope, 15th November 1795 to 5th May 1797
2. George, Earl Macartney, Governor, installed 5th May 1797, retired 20th November 1798. Major-General Dundas, acting Governor, 21st November 1798 to 9th December 1799
3. Sir George Yonge, Governor, installed 10th December 1799, received letter of dismissal 20th April 1801. Major-General Francis Dundas, acting Governor, 20th April 1801 to 20th February 1803
4. Jacob Abraham de Mist, Commissioner-General, 21st February 1803 to 25th September 1804. Lieutenant-General Jan Willem Janssens, Governor, installed 1st March 1803, capitulated to an English army, 18th January 1806
5. Lieutenant-General Janssens continued
6. Major-General David Baird, acting Governor, 10th January 1806 to 17th January 1807. Lieutenant-General Henry George Grey, acting Governor, 17th January to 21st May 1807. Du Pré Alexander, Earl of Caledon, Governor, installed 22nd May 1807, retired 4th July 1811. Lieutenant-General Henry George Grey, acting Governor, 4th July to 5th September 1811
7. Lieutenant-General Sir John Francis Cradock, Governor, installed 6th September 1811, retired 6th April 1814
8. Lieutenant-General Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Governor, installed 6th April 1814, embarked for England on leave of absence 13th January 1820
9. Lord Charles Henry Somerset continued
10. Dealings with the Xosas from 1813 to the close of the war of 1819
11. Major-General Sir Rufane Shawe Donkin, acting Governor, 12th January 1820 to 30th November 1821
12. General Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Governor, resumed duty 1st December 1821, embarked for England on leave of absence 5th March 1826
13. Lord Charles Somerset continued
14. Terrible destruction of Bantu tribes during the early years of the nineteenth century
15. Formation of new Bantu communities with which the colonists had afterwards to deal
16. Major-General Richard Bourke, acting Governor, 5th March 1826 to 9th September 1828
Appendix
Index.