The Story of the Settlement

R 135

Product Code: 978-1-920091-79-8

The full title of this very interesting book is "The Story of the Settlement, with a sketch of Grahamstown as it was and Grahamstown as it is: together with a list of the original Dutch and Huguenot Settlers and of the British Settlers of 1820 and their wives and children". 

The book is more than just a list of names of Settlers (although it includes that as well) and comprises of the following chapters:

- Grahamstown: ‘The City of the Settlers’

- First discovery and early history of the Cape

- Dutch colonization, with a list of the early Dutch and Huguenot Settlers

- Capture of the Cape by the British

- Re-occupation by the Dutch

- Final capture by the British

- Colonel Graham

- The Battle of Grahamstown

- Arrival of the British Settlers

- The Settlers

- The location of the Settlers: Their early struggles

- The settlement in its youth

- The Trek Boers: Massacre of Retief and his party and Dingaan's defeat

- The War of the Axe

- The War of 1851-1852 

- Grahamstown as it was

- Grahamstown as it is 


Appendix A contains a list of the settler names, ages etc, while Appendix B comprises of a poem "The Landing of the Settlers" by A Wilmot, in commemoration of the Settler's Jubilee in 1870.

A series of great drawings/illustrations are included as well: 

- Bird's eye view of Grahamstown from the North-west 

- Cape Town 

- High Street, from the railway station 

- Early-morning market, Grahamstown 

- High Street, from the Drostdy, looking East 

- St Andrew's College and Church 

- St George's Cathedral Tower 

- Grahamstown, looking South with St Aidan's Seminary in the foreground 

- Bathurst Street 

- The Town Hall and Jubilee Memorial Tower 

- The intended Memorial Hall and Tower

349 Pages, English


Die volledige titel van hierdie lywige boek is "The Story of the Settlement, with a sketch of Grahamstown as it was and Grahamstown as it is: together with a list of the original Dutch and Huguenot Settlers and of the British Settlers of 1820 and their wives and children".

Soos uit bostaande blyk is die boek meer as net ‘n lys van name (hoewel ‘n naamlys ook ingesluit is). Die 349-bladsy boek (in Engels) bestaan uit die volgende hoofstukke: 

- “Grahamstown: ‘The City of the Settlers’” 

- “First discovery and early history of the Cape” 

- “Dutch colonization, with a list of the early Dutch and Huguenot Settlers"

- “Capture of the Cape by the British" 

- “Re-occupation by the Dutch"

- “Final capture by the British”

- “Colonel Graham” 

- “The Battle of Grahamstown" 

- “Arrival of the British Settlers” 

- “The Settlers” 

- “The location of the Settlers: Their early struggles” 

- “The settlement in its youth” 

- “The Trek Boers: Massacre of Retief and his party and Dingaan's defeat” 

- “The War of the Axe” 

- “The War of 1851-1852” 

- “Grahamstown as it was” 

- “Grahamstown as it is” 


Bylae A bevat ‘n lys van die name van die 1820 Setlaars, sorteer volgens die skepe waarmee hulle aangekom het, en verder sorteer in die onderskeie groepe (volgens leier).  Bylae B bevat ‘n gedig "The Landing of the Settlers" deur A Wilmot, geskryf ter viering van die vyftigste herdenking van die aankoms van die Setlaars.

‘n Aantal interessante sketse/illustrasies is ook ingesluit: 

- “Bird's eye view of Grahamstown from the North-west” 

- “Cape Town” 

- “High Street, from the railway station” 

- “Early-morning market, Grahamstown” 

- “High Street, from the Drostdy, looking East” 

- “St Andrew's College and Church” 

- “St George's Cathedral Tower” 

- “Grahamstown, looking South with St Aidan's Seminary in the foreground” 

- “Bathurst Street” 

- “The Town Hall and Jubilee Memorial Tower” 

- “The intended Memorial Hall and Tower” 

349 bladsye, Engels