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Title:'Till Murder Do Us Part': The Story of Griet and Hendrik Eksteen
Author:Russel, Viljoen
Year:1995
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Issue:33
Period:November
Pages:13-32
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
The Cape
Subjects:Khoikhoi
homicide
social history
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Ethnic and Race Relations
Equality and Liberation
Education and Training
mass media
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02582479508671845
Abstract:Social history has opened up an array of research possibilities previously considered unworthy of further investigation. Aspects of human experience such as emotion, love, pain and affection have become especially attractive topics for human sciences. This article is a story of love, hate, adultery and ultimately murder when a Khoikhoi woman discovered that her German common-law husband Hendrik Eksteen of more than 20 years was unfaithful to her. It is a story recorded in colonial South Africa in April 1759 and is only one example found in the criminal records of the Cape archives. The article first describes the events leading up to and following the murder, and the trial. This is followed by a discussion which focuses on such terms as control, conflict and power, concubinage, class and children. Notes, ref.
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