Adventures In Swaziland: The Story of a South African Boer Adventures In Swaziland: The Story of a South African Boer

Adventures In Swaziland: The Story of a South African Boer

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How the O'Neils came to the Transvaal—Boers with Irish names—Oom Paul's refusal to buy Delagoa Bay—The Boers break for freedom—Their bloody battles with the savage tribes—The Great Trek—Dingaanzulu's treachery—The Dingaan Day celebration.


I was born only a few days trek, or march, from the Swazi border and even as a youth made numerous trips into Swaziland. Through my uncle, Oom Tuys Grobler, known as "The White King of Swaziland," I was practically adopted by the savage rulers of that country and have always been received with the greatest honor and consideration by the various members of its royal family. My family have always been interested in Swaziland and there was seldom a time when one of my ten brothers was not hunting or visiting there. As one of the O'Neils of Rietvlei, which means "The Valley of Reeds," any of us were welcome.


It may seem strange that Boers should bear the name O'Neil, but this is not out of the ordinary in the Transvaal. There are many Boer families, most of them prominent in South Africa, who have Irish names.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1989
April 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
498
Pages
PUBLISHER
Library of Alexandria
SELLER
The Library of Alexandria
SIZE
813.5
KB

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