1857J.M. OrpenHist. of Basutus 73He then went and gave Boshuli a riding-mare and a horse, for which he got two children, whom the magistrate ‘inboeked’ (apprenticed).
1882C.L. Norris-NewmanWith Boers in Tvl 57The children so procured were indentured (or as it is called ‘Inboeked’ [printed Inbocked] up to the age of twenty-two or twenty-five years’ — and as the Kaffirs rarely knew their age, this indentureship lasted as long as the master pleased.
1946S. CloeteAfr. Portraits 55Some Kaffir children were captured and these were ingeboekt — that is to say, apprenticed to various Boer families, where they would be kept under supervision till they came of age.
1968E.A. WalkerHist. of Sn Afr. 155It only needed Somerset’s permission to landdrosts to inboek orphans to reduce the Hottentots to the level of serfs at the disposal of the local officials.
1968E.A. WalkerHist. of Sn Afr. 291The laws seem to have been observed in republican Natal. There apprentices had to be ingeboekt (registered) before an official.
1896M.A. Carey-HobsonAt Home in Tvl 405‘That is what it is makes the English say we Boers will have slaves,’ remarked Cobus; ‘but it’s not true. My father and I give decent wages to our people, and we always find them willing to work for us, inboeking or no inboeking.’
1896M.A. Carey-HobsonAt Home in Tvl 522He must have been one of those inboeked children that never grew out of their apprenticeship.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 224Inbooking,..The anglicized form of the word used by the Dutch in the Transvaal for a system of apprenticing natives that was open to great abuse.
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