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Cape Town 6 months 1 day ago #65431

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What a super drawing, I note Mr Wilkinson is out of his scabbard, doubtless glinting in the sunlight.


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The plague at Cape Town: Removing natives from an insanitary quarter

Owing to the appearance of the plague at the Cape, strong measures had to be taken to render the town as sanitary as possible. In one district of the Uitvenge Forest Reserve a proclamation was issued declaring that all natives not provided with official permission to remain were to be removed to the native location. In pursuance of this order preparations were made to the immediate transfer of those intended for a season to be isolated. Horstley Street being the worst in the neighbourhood, and the most in need of cleansing, its tenants received first attention. Between 800 and 1,000 men, women and children were collected together, and marched, under an escort of armed mounted police, a company of the Depot Battalion, a a company of the Town Guard, to the Early Morning Market Railway Siding. They were followed by a large crowd, the coloured section of which viewed the proceedings with great disfavour.

The Graphic 13 April 1901

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'A prayer meeting in the camp of the Boer prisoners at Green Point

A large number of Boer prisoners were until recently in camp on Green point Common, near Cape Town. Here there is a large pavilion in connection with a running and cycle track. Our illustration shows the prisoners assembled at the pavilion for a prayer meeting. The white board in the centre of the picture is a sun blind for the preacher. Green Point Camp us now closed, all the prisoners having been removed'

The Graphic 15 June 1901
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Certainly food for thought, war is truly awful.

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'A prayer meeting in the camp of the Boer prisoners at Green Point

A large number of Boer prisoners were until recently in camp on Green point Common, near Cape Town. Here there is a large pavilion in connection with a running and cycle track. Our illustration shows the prisoners assembled at the pavilion for a prayer meeting. The white board in the centre of the picture is a sun blind for the preacher. Green Point Camp us now closed, all the prisoners having been removed'

The Graphic 15 June 1901

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'Escorting a prisoner to Cape Town

The man on the right of the picture is Johannes Pretorius, of the free State Artillery, who was attached to Kritzinger's column, and was taken prisoner at Vlaagte Plaatz in the company of a well-known rebel. Pretorius was escorted to Cape Town by a company of Brabant's Horse. Our illustration is from a photograph by G H Levey'.

The Graphic 18 May 1901
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