ROBERT HART, the first English-speaking settler in South Africa

: Hilton-Barber (D.)

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130pp., illus., paperback, Hermanus, 2018

Private Robert Hart of the Argyllshire Highlanders arrived at the Cape in 1795He was involved in the first taking of the Cape, the uprising in Graaff-Reinet, the arrival of the 1820 Settlers and the Frontier Wars. He served as adjutant of the Cape Regiment, chose the site where Makhanda now stands and managed the farm, Glen Lynden in the Eastern Cape which supplied produce to the British troops

 

Publisher and author David Hilton-Barber's books include Matabele Rising, The Balubatse, Kalahari Dreaming and The Baronet and the Savage King.