1809R. Collins inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1900) VII. 20A possibility of making a shorter and better road between the place of Stephanus Ferreira and the drostdy of Uitenhage than that which goes by the place of Petersen.
1812A. Plumptretr. ofH. Lichtenstein’s Trav. in Sn Afr.I. 18We halted at..the Government Place upon the Strand. [Note] Place, as thus used, signifies every spot cultivated and inhabited, or capable of being so.
1816J. Mackrill Diary. 123My Route was thro’ the Tarka wherein I found many very pretty places & capable of elegant Improvements. Almost every farm is supplied with its own fountain of the purest water.
1823W.W. BirdState of Cape of G.H. 101They are the proprietors of the farms, or places as they call them.
1860J. Sanderson inJrnl of Royal Geog. Soc.XXX. 237The path lay along the course of Liebenberg’s Vley until I reached a farm or ‘place’ called Pretorius’s Kloof.
1872‘Y.’ inCape Monthly Mag.V. Sept. 183When night came, far from any ‘place,’ he would be thankful for the comfort of a ‘kaross’.
1899‘S. Erasmus’Prinsloo 74A young Jewish smoucher broke his leg by falling down a shaft on Piet’s place, and had to lie up at the farm for many weeks till the limb was well.
1908F.C. SlaterSunburnt South 139He had recently met me at a neighbouring farm and, finding in me an attentive and admiring auditor, had cordially invited me to visit his ‘place’.
1929W.M. MacmillanBantu, Boer & Briton 200 (Swart)A great number of the places they deserted are now used as cattle places by proprietors who do not reside upon them but leave them and their cattle in charge of freedmen, Bechuanas and Bushmen.
1931F.C. SlaterSecret Veld 219He had recently met me at a neighbouring farm, and, finding in me an attentive and admiring auditor, had cordially invited me to visit his ‘place’.
1958A. JacksonTrader on Veld 49Since our place covered 12,000 morgen — about 26,000 acres — we were able to farm on a large scale.
tuin placeobsolete [Dutch tuin garden], a fruit farm.
1812A. Plumptretr. ofH. Lichtenstein’s Trav. in Sn Afr.I. 18The estate of Mr. Kirsten, as well as several other neighbouring possessions, abounds with excellent pasture for horned cattle: they are for this reason distinguished by the appellation of cattle places.
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