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Thirstland Trek : 1874-1881 (Hardcover) (Nicol Stassen)
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During the late nineteenth century a number of organized treks left the Transvaal. The first of these left the ZAR in May 1874. Seven years later, in January 1881, after the amalgamation of the first three treks, they settled at Humpata on the Hufla highlands in the Portuguese colony of Angola. From 1892 to 1894 three further major treks followed. After the last major trek in 1907 the Portuguese government prohibited further treks. In 1928 about 2,000 Angola Boers were repatriated to South-West Africa, while 380-470 remained in Angola. Initially, resistance to the “irreligious” and the “liberal” government of T.F. Burgers was the most important reason for the trek but they continued in search of establishing a better life in general.
Number of Pages: 684
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Nicol Stassen
Street Date: March 21, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-5806
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