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BACKGROUND TO SOUTH AFRICA page
FROM HERTFORDSHIRE TO KIMBERLEY
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adventure Afrikaner amalgamate annexation armed Barkly Barkly West Barnato became Bechuanaland Beit Bengula Boers bought British Bulawayo Cape Colony Cape Government Cape Town Cecil Rhodes Chartered chieftains civilisation claims Colonial Office colonists Company diamonds Drakenbergs Dutch Empire England English farm farmer fighting fortune Frederick Selous friends frontier gave gold Goldfields Governor Groote Schuur Herbert Herbert Rhodes Hottentots hundred Imperial Jameson Jameson Raid Johannesburg journey Kaffir Kimberley King Kipling knew kopje Kruger land learnt living London look Mafeking Mashonaland Mashonas Matabeleland Matabeles Matapos Hills miles miners mines natives never Old de Beers once Orange Free Oxford pioneers political Port Natal Portuguese Pretoria Queen raid railway realised refused Rhodes brothers Rhodes's Rhodesia round Rudd sent Sir Hercules South Africa Stortford Table Mountain territory thought thousand took Transvaal trek tribe Uitlanders Vaal veld wanted wealth whole young Zulu