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Title:Die Dorslandtrekke na Angola en die redes daarvoor (1874-1928)
Author:Stassen, NicolISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan (ISSN 0018-229X)
Volume:55
Issue:1
Pages:32-54
Language:Afrikaans
Geographic terms:South Africa
Angola
Subjects:emigration
Afrikaners
history
1850-1899
1900-1949
Abstract:During the late 19th century, a number of organized treks left the Transvaal. The first of these left the South African Republic in May 1874. Seven years later, in January 1881, after the amalgamation of the first three treks, they settled at Humpata on the Huíla highlands in the Portuguese colony of Angola. From 1892 to 1894, three major treks followed. After the last major trek in 1907, the Portuguese government prohibited further treks. In 1928, c. 2.000 Angola Boers were repatriated to South-West Africa, while 380-470 remained in Angola. These treks were complex phenomena as a result of economic, religious and political factors. Initially, resistance to the 'irreligious' and 'liberal' government of T.F. Burgers were the most important reasons for the trek. New labour legislation, political uncertainty, internal dissent in the Transvaal and economic factors also contributed to the dissatisfaction. Lack of sufficient farming land, population pressure, poverty, misgivings about new taxes and the search for new hunting grounds probably played a minor role. Dread of modernization and British imperialism, the introduction of intensive farming, gold fever, drought or natural disasters and the 'trekking spirit' probably played no role at all. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans, text in Afrikaans. [Journal abstract]
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