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Title:Major Warden
Author:Milne, Joan
Periodical:Basutoland Notes and Records
Geographic terms:Orange Free State
South Africa
Great Britain
biographies (form)
History and Exploration
About person:Henry Douglas Warden (1800-1856)
Abstract:This article describes the career of Henry Douglas Warden, who played an important part in the early colonial history of the territory now known as the Orange Free State from January, 1846, to July 1852. He became British Resident Commissioner and was the founder of Bloemfontein. Composition of the article: Early life; Warden and the Sixth Frontier War; Warden with the trouble in Natal, leading up to the Battle of Congella and the annexation of Natal; The Great Trek as a reason fro Warden becoming British Resident in the Transorangia; Warden establishes Bloemfontein; Warden's problem with the Africans; The Warden Line; Warden expels the Tembu across the Caledon and Ornage Rivers; The trouble, leading to Wardents decision to fight the Basotho at Viervoet; Dismissal of Warden and his later life. Dr. C. Goodfellow added a critical comment to this article. Reference notes; plates.