GRIQUA RECORDS, the Philippolis captaincy, 1825-1861

: Schoeman (K.) comp. & ed.

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330pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No. 25, Cape Town, 1996


In the early nineteenth century in the Transorange there were four small, semi-independent Griqua polities, each ruled by its own chief or Kaptyn: at Griquatown, Philippolis, Campbell and Danielskuil.

This collection comprises 162 official and semi-official documents relating to the Captaincy which existed at Philippolis from 1826 until 1861, when it was transferred to Kokstad in what is now Griqualand East.

South African novelist, historian and translator Karel Schoeman (1939-2017) wrote 19 novels as well as many historical and autobiographical works, mostly in Afrikaans.