1797Lady A. BarnardLett. to Henry Dundas (1973) 38The Dutch..had fairly flattered them-selves till a governor came, that a governor never woud come, and that the place woud somehow, or another fall back into the old Hands.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 21Whenever mention is made of the Dutch in a more general sense, that part of the population of Cape Town, or of the colony, not English, is intended.
1837‘N. Polson’Subaltern’s Sick Leave 100The Dutch of Cape Town or Kapenaars, are a distinct race of themselves.
1897‘F. Macnab’On Veldt & Farm 15In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch Is the giving too little, and asking too much.
1910J. RuncieIdylls by Two Oceans 102It is good to remember in this sunny home of Dutch and English and Kafir the wonderful green of Europe.
1933S.G. MillinRhodes (1936) 226There was hardly anything Rhodes did in Parliament which had not as its object the favour of the Dutch. He wanted Union.
1940J. BuchanMemory Hold-the-Door 109The hope of breaking the racial barriers between town and country was always very dear to Milner’s heart. He wanted to see the Dutch share in the urban industries, and men of British stock farming beside the Boers of the veld.
1872Wesleyan Missionary Reports 74Fifteen Missionaries and 20 Catechists, assisted by 240 Local Preachers, labour in the Circuits in the English, Dutch, Kaffir, and Sesuto languages.
1880E.L. PriceJrnls (1956) 419Poor lonely little family, they looked so sad and desolate without the Father!..I wish I could speak Dutch to the poor woman, or she English.
1898J.F. IngramStory of Afr. Cityp.xlMr. John M. Hershensohnn, Cape University, Sworn Translator of the English and Dutch Languages, 201, Burger Street, Maritzburg.
1901E. HobhouseReport of Visit to Camps 4We cried together, and even laughed together, and chatted bad Dutch and bad English all the afternoon.
1915J.K. O’ConnorAfrikander Rebellion 88Dutch was to be the official language, and no attempt would be made to suppress English, which would be allowed to be used in the law courts and would be taught in Schools, if so desired.
1919R.Y. StormbergWith Love from Gwenno 9Let me introduce her: Mrs Malherbe — in English, Mal-herby, in Dutch, Mal-hair-ber.
1937F.B. YoungThey Seek a Country 223‘We were talking in Dutch when you lay there. You must have heard.’ ‘Dutch? But you are English, surely?’
1961T.V. BulpinWhite Whirlwind 187If you can speak Dutch and English you will never starve here...I’ll get you a civil service appointment tomorrow if you want it.
1971Daily Dispatch 11 May 10The Postmaster looked at the telegram and handed it back saying ‘I do not dispatch telegrams in dirty Dutch.’
1987C. HopeHottentot Room 51‘That’s right. Mock my accent. I simply cannot get my tongue around those Dutch words,’ said English Rose.
1697W. Dampier inR. Raven-HartCape G.H. 1652–1702 (1971) II. 381At about 2 or 300 paces distance from thence, on the West side of the Fort, there is a small Dutch Town, in which I told about 50 or 60 Houses.
1700‘S.L.’(tr. of C. Schweitzer) inR. Raven-HartCape G.H. 1652–1702 (1971) II. 243I lay at a Dutch Countryman’s House under the Devil’s Hill: he was forc’d to Keep several trusted Hottentots, and great Dogs, to secure his Vineyards.
c1795D. Campbell inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1897) I. 139The Colony is become very extensive; the Dutch farmers having penetrated very far in the interior, to the middle of what is called the Hottentot Country.
1834T. PringleAfr. Sketches 127Tall Dutch-African boors, with broad-brimmed white hats, and huge tobacco pipes in their mouths, were bawling in Colonial-Dutch.
1845J.N. ReynoldsVoy. of U.S. Frigate ‘Potomac’ 86About the close of 1831, rumours were industriously circulated, by persons unknown, among the Dutch African boors of the Eastern frontier, to the effect that the Hottentots of the Kat river were preparing to attack them on New-Year’s day.
1851J.F. Churchill Diary. (Killie Campbell Africana Library MS37) 21 Oct.Learned a little more of the Dutch trade & mode of business. A few Dutch farmers & Traders came in whilst I was there bringing Ivory, Wool & Butter.
1855J.W. ColensoTen Weeks in Natalp.viiThe present population of the district may be numbered at about 6,000 Europeans, of whom, perhaps, 1,000 are Dutch.
1861J.S. MaysonMalays of Capetown 13Of the Dutch Malays, some of the present generation are the immediate offspring of female slaves and their Dutch masters.
1864‘A Lady’Life at Natal (1972) 20There are scarcely any Dutch families in Durban, although they abound ‘up country’. Nor are there any ‘colonial-born’ families, except one or two that have been transplanted from the Cape Colony.
1881Volkstem 23 Aug. 1It is precisely by means of the Dutch language we would the better be enabled to reach that part of the community which stands most in need of newspaper literature.
1884B. AdamsNarr. (1941) 159There was [sic] only three left in the hospital hut, namely myself, a blind man and a Dutch Burgher who had lost one arm.
1913E.M. Ritchie inNongqaiVol.1No.1, 12I was shown into the beautiful Dutch-furnished drawing room of the authoress of ‘The Petticoat Commando’.
1941J.C. Coetzee in20th C. Inquisition (Education League) (pamphlet)Our schools should train Dutch South African national citizens, men and women who love no other country,..who have no other history, geography, culture but those of Dutch South Africa.
1955D.L. HobmanOlive Schreiner 26Her childhood attitude towards the Dutch people was also one of British superiority.
1963A. DeliusDay Natal Took Off 1That puts the kibosh on everything! We’re completely under Dutch Domination now!
1980E. Prov. Herald 31 July 18When we spoke earlier you mentioned the process of a Dutch family becoming an Afrikaner family. What is that process?
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