[1878H.A. RocheOn Trek in Tvl 110 (Pettman)Bread we could not get, only the Boer’s meal, i.e. the flour of the country.]
1886Barberton Herald 20 July 1A.J. Crawford & Co., Preparatory to removing their Stores to Barberton and Eureka City, offer sound Mealie Meal at 12/- with sack included: Boer Meal 15/-.
1892A. Sutherland inCape Illust. Mag.Vol.3No.4, 131What could one expect when one had nothing to make it (sc. the pudding) of but Boer-meal, crushed Ship’s biscuits, and spring-bok fat.
1897R.S.S. Baden-PowellMatabele Campaign 399I found a little tea and Jackson some Boer meal (coarse flour). Of the latter we made a really very good porridge, and had a few spoonsful round and a sip of tea.
1907Zululand Times 5 Jan. (advt)Always in stock or to arrive: Boer Meal, Bran,..Mealie Meal.
1914S.P. HyattOld Transport Rd 36Up till the outbreak of the war, the average wage of a good driver had been three pounds a month with ‘Cape boy rations’ — a pound of Boer meal a day, a pound of tinned meat a week, coffee, sugar and as much Kaffir meal as he wanted.
c1963B.C. TaitDurban Story 55Cape flour, brought to Natal in 100 lb. bags, was expensive, so the careful housewife reserved this for pastry-making and baked her bread from Boer meal, imported or obtained from ’Maritzburg, which she sifted with the precious Cape flour.
1987Personality 4 Nov. 29The shop’s the same as it was when my oupa bought it more than 70 years ago...Several of the old pine shelves contain a wealth of..boxes of old Dutch remedies, sak-tabbak, boer-meal and tinned pilchard.
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