Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa
Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa

Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa

by Andrew A. Anderson

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Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa By Andrew A. Anderson.

1 In Natal-Preparing for My Long-Promised Explorations into the Far Interior
2 My First Start across the Drakensberg Mountains-Visit Harrysmith, Wakkerstroom, Utrich, Newcastle, Home
3.Final Departure for the Unknown Land-The Happy Hunting-Ground
4 The Native Country North of the Vaal River
5 On Griqualand West, the Griquas, Korannas, Bushmen, and Diamond-Fields
6 The Bechuana Family-Their Division into Tribes-Their Past and Present Condition
7 Bechuanaland. The Territory of the Chief Montsioa, of the Baralongs
8 The Chief Gaseitaive’s Territory of the Bangwaketse Family of the Bechuanas
9 The Chief Sechele of the Bakwana Tribe of the Bechuana Family
10 The Chief Khama’s Territory of the Bakalihari Tribe of the Bechuana Family
11 The Chief Molemo
12 The Kalahara Desert. The Northern Division in the Zambese Basin
13 Great Namaqualand
14 Damaraland. South Central Africa
15 Ovampoland. South Central Africa
16 The Transvaal Republic
17. A Brief Historical Sketch of the Transvaal from 1825 to 1877
18 The Physical Geography of the Transvaal, and Other Subjects, Continued
19 General Remarks on the Transvaal
20 South Central Africa-Its Territorial Divisions and Boundaries. The River System and Their Basins
21 The Region North of the Transvaal Under Lo-Bengulu, the Matabele King. Its Physical Geography and Notes on My Explanations. within the Limpopo Basin
22 The Physical Geography of that Part of the Mashona and Matabeleland on the North of the Watershed Dividing the Zambese and Limpopo Basins, under the Rule of the Matabele King, with Notes on My Explorations in the Zambese Basin
23 Mashona and Matabeleland Continued, with Notes on the Country and People, which Is within the Zambese Basin
24 The Physical Geographical Features of that Region, Lying between the Matabele and Mashona Country, and the Indian Ocean, Now under the Rule of the Chief Umzela and Other Chiefs
25 The Portuguese Possessions on the East Coast, within South Central Africa
26 A Cursory Glance at Those Ports of South Africa that Occupy the Extreme South of the African Continent, South of South Central Africa

My object in writing this work is to add another page to the physical geography of Africa. That region selected for my explorations has hitherto been a _terra incognita_ in all maps relating to this dark continent. The field of my labour has been South Central Africa, north of the Cape Colony, up to the Congo region, comprising an area of 2,000,000 square miles; in length, from north to south, 1100 miles, and from east to west--that is, from the Indian to the South Atlantic Ocean--1800 miles, which includes the whole of Africa from sea to sea, and from the 15 degree to the 30 degree south latitude.

It has been my desire to make physical geography a pleasant study to the young, and in gaining this knowledge of a country, they may at the same time become acquainted with its resources and capabilities for future enterprise in commercial pursuits to all who may embark in such undertakings, and this cannot be accomplished without having a full knowledge of the people who inhabit the land; also its geological features, natural history, botany, and other subjects of interest in connection with it. Such information is imperative to a commercial nation like Great Britain, particularly when we look round and see such immense competition in trade with our continental neighbours, necessitates corresponding energy at home if we wish to hold our own in the great markets of the world, and this cannot be done unless the resources and capabilities of every quarter of the globe is thoroughly known. And for this purpose my endeavours have been directed, so far as South Central Africa is concerned, and to fill up the blank in the physical geography of that portion of the African Continent. (Continued...see Preface)

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BN ID: 2940015604634
Publisher: Denise Henry
Publication date: 09/22/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 305 KB

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