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Africa alluvial already arrived asked Baines Bank believe brought called Cape carry cattle chief claims Colony course crossed Delagoa Bay diamond diggers distance drift Durban east Eersteling explore Falls farm feet formed four give gold fields granite half Hartley height hills hope horses Hotel hour journey Kafirs kind king known land latitude leave letter Limpopo London look Lydenburg miles mines mountain named Natal native nearly night observed obtained once ounces outspan party passed persons Port Elizabeth present Pretoria probably quartz reached received reef remain reported Republic Rest returned rich river road rock round route season sent side stone STREET supply taken Tati town Trans-Vaal tree turned valley village wagon wood yards Zambesi
Página iii - So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Página iv - Mombaza, and Quiloa, and Melind, And Sofala (thought Ophir), to the realm Of Congo, and Angola farthest south...
Página 234 - The Land Of the Pharaohs. Egypt and Sinai. Illustrated by Pen and Pencil. By Rev.
Página 13 - There," to use his own words, " the extent and beauty of the gold fields are such that I stood as it were transfixed, and for a few minutes was unable to use the hammer. . . . Thousands of persons might work on this extensive gold field without interfering with one another.
Página 122 - The walls are still thirty feet in height, and are built of granite hewn into small blocks about the size of our bricks, and put together without mortar. The most remarkable of these walls is situated on the very edge of a precipitous cliff, and is in perfect preservation to a height of thirty feet ; the walls are about ten feet thick at the base and seven or eight at the top.
Página 234 - Crown 8vo. 6s. cloth boards. Madagascar and its People. Notes of a Four Years' Residence. With a Sketch of Mission Work among the Malagasy. By the Rev.
Página xxi - Baines' geographical services by presenting him with a testimonial gold watch. He undertook, subsequently, other journeys into the adjoining Caffre countries, always mapping most carefully his routes and sketching scenery and people. After a visit to Port Elizabeth he planned a new journey, almost alone, to the gold district north of Tati, taking with him a small quartz-crushing machine, and had prepared all his outfit and waggons for the journey when he was struck down with the old enemy of so many...
Página 234 - Our Eastern Sisters, and their Missionary Helpers. By HARRIET WARNER ELLIS. Crown 8vo. 2s. 6d. cloth boards. Life in the Southern Isles ; or, Scenes and Incidents in the South Pacific and New Guinea. By the Rev. W. WYATT GILL, BA With Illustrations. Imperial 16mo.
Página 50 - In making this grant I do not alienate from my Kingdom this or any other portion of it; but reserve intact the sovereignty of my Dominion, and Mr. Baines engaged on behalf of said Company not to make any claim contrary or injurious to my right as sovereign of the country, but to recognise my authority as King and to apply to me for such protection as he might require, and I engaged to grant such protection to Mr. Baines as should enable him to enjoy all lawful and proper use of the privileges granted...
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Mapping Colonial Conquest: Australia and Southern Africa
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