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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 447

Volume 18, New Series, July 24, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,030 / 72 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 516
Added to site: 2007.04.18
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Genre: Periodical
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enberg--the 'Rocky Mountains' of Africa--and descended into the well-watered valleys and woody lowlands of Natal. The romantic but melancholy story of the sufferings, the labours, the triumphs, and the reverses which filled up the subsequent years--how some of the emigrants were surprised and massacred by the jealous tribes of the interior, and others were treacherously slaughtered by their professed ally, the blood-thirsty chief of the Zulus--and how the exasperated survivors turned upon their assailants, broke their power, and scattered them; how they planted towns, formed a regular government, and set up an independent republic; all these, and many similar events, must be left for the future historians of South Africa to record. Neither is it necessary to refer here to the policy which led our government afterwards to extend its authority over the lands thus conquered and settled by the emigrants, or to the manner in which this authority, at first resisted, was finally established. Natal was thus made a Br

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