The Cape and the Kaffirs

A Diary of Five Years' Residence in Kaffirland

Author: Harriet Ward
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,582 / 301 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.4
LoC Category: DT
Downloads: 429
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objection has been raised to this site, that the Little Bushman's River, from which the water would be led for the supply of the town, fails in very dry seasons; and another spot has been proposed in its stead, a few miles lower down the river. We are not sufficiently acquainted with this site to be able to report on the eligibility at present.

"It is highly important that bridges, or other permanent means of communication, across the Bushman's and Mooi Rivers, should be constructed."

Upper Tukela.--"Cattle thrive well in this division, and sheep in the lower part of it. Its general capabilities, nature of the soil, etc, are the same as those of the Impafane. Yellow-wood abounds under the Kahlamba mountains, and coal of a fair quality occurs in the hills on the north side of the Tukela.

"Some natives are resident under the Kahlamba: their location has not yet been reported upon.

"At Lombaard's Drift a small party of military might be stationed w

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