a1838A. SmithJrnl (1975) 37We proceeded to Boschies Spruit, the residence of a bastard Hottentot who emigrated several years ago from the colony and purchased the farm he now possesses for one hundred Rix dollars.
a1858J. GoldswainChron. (1949) II. 164They are caled the Fingo Levey but theas wich I had was Hottentots or Barsterds Hottentots and the[y] will not fight with the Hottentot Rebles.
1868W.R. ThomsonPoems, Essays & Sketches 206They..engaged several Bastard Hottentots, and got together the necessary provisions.
1876F. BoyleSavage Life 210On the diamond-fields we knew very well, and respected, the Bastard Hottentots, though — or because — they retain little of their ancestors, not even their language.
1892J.E. RitchieBrighter S. Afr. 120The Cape rejoices in an aristocracy of skin, and the white man..will never be ruled by Malays, or bastard Hottentots, or Kaffirs.
1925H.J. Mandelbrotetr. ofO.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H.II. 126Bastard-hottentots — the offspring of male slaves and hottentot women — sometimes make good labourers, but pure-bred hottentots, never.
1976R. RossAdam Kok’s Griquas 13‘Bastaard-Hottentots’..were considered by the whites to be of mixed origin, having either one slave or one white ancestor. In fact, however, the term denoted a social rather than a genetic status...They were transport riders, day-labourers, craftsmen, and most frequently, small farmers, living without title to their lands beyond the current frontier of white expansion.
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