A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

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James Backhouse (1794-1869) came from a family of accomplished naturalists and horticulturalists. As a Quaker, he spent several years in Australia engaged in missionary and humanitarian work, after which he returned to England via Mauritius and South Africa. The present work, first published in 1844, is adapted from his journals of that journey, providing a rich and personal account. It contains vivid descriptions of the people he encountered, particularly the indigenous communities and those involved in the slave trade, which he found revolting and unchristian. Backhouse's horticultural interests are evident in the detailed botanical observations he made, the value of which led to a genus of shrub being named after him: Backhousia. This work contains illustrations based on original sketches made by Backhouse during the trip, and appendices which include letters and texts relating to the mission, as well as a map of South Africa.
 

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Map of Mauritius and Islands under the Mauritian Government _ page
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CHAPTER II
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CHAPTER III
41
CHAPTER IV
59
Table Mountain andtheLionHill
66
CHAPTER V
79
Africanlravelling
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CHAPTER VI
92
FelisnigripestheBlackfootedCat
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CHAPTER XXIII
347
Philippolis London Missionary Station
349
Native Huts
355
Morija Paris Missionary Station
364
CHAPTER XXIV
365
Remarkable Peak at Thaba Bossiou
368
Basutu Smiths Apparatus
377

Zuurbraak Missionaries wives Vi11age Population Injustice War
106
Zuurbraak London Missionary Station
107
CHAPTER VIII
124
CHAPTER IX
142
CHAPTER X
154
CHAPTER XI
163
CHAPTER XII
171
CHAPTER XIII
179
CHAPTER XIV
192
CHAPTER XV
209
TreesofSouthAfrica
226
CHAPTER XVI
229
CHAPTER XVII
248
CHAPTER XIX
279
CHAPTER XX
291
Trees ofSouthAfrical
293
CHAPTER XXI
311
CHAPTER XXII
325
Country Large Reed Plaatberg Bastaards Wheat Carolus Batje Ho
383
CHAPTER XXV
407
Thaba Unchu Wesleyan Missionary Station
411
CHAPTER XXVI
430
CHAPTER XXVII
449
CHAPTER XXVIII
472
CHAPTER XXIX
497
CHAPTER XXX
523
CHAPTER XXXI
541
CHAPTER XXXII
559
CHAPTER XXXIII
583
CHAPTER XXXIV
602
APPENDIX
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The Way of Salvation by Jesus Christ viii
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Extracts of Letters relating to Great Namaqualand
xxiii
F A Christian Exhortation to the Coloured Inhabitants of South Africa
xxxix
inObservations submitted in Brotherly Love to the Missionaries and other
xlix
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