Colonel John Graham was a British soldier who established Grahamstown as the Zuurveld’s central military post with a number of linked forts along the Fish River, in the immediate aftermath of what is known as the Fourth Cape Eastern Frontier War. Colonel Graham’s plan was to push the Xhosa residents from the Eastern frontier by using military force and terror which included the indiscriminate shooting of women and other civilians, as well as destruction of crops. By 1812 on the deserted farm De Rietfontein, he established Graham’s Town as Zuurveld’s central military post, with a string of linked forts along the Fish River. 252 Pages. Contents clean and binding firm. 1st Impression. Condition: Good. Binding: Softcover. Some mild edge-wear.
Publisher: Ravan Press
Date Published: 1986
Publication Place: Johannesburg
First Edition: Yes
Binding: Softcover. Some mild edge-wear.