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Title Six Months at the Cape: or, Letters to Periwinkle from South Africa
Author(s) Ballantyne, R. M
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1879
Document Type Printed Book
Library British Library
Reference 10097.bb.3
Region Africa
Names Robert Michael Ballantyne, Van Riebeek (p207), Dr Livingstone (pp221-222, 224)
Places South Africa, Grahamstown (pp146-156), Port Elizabeth (pp186-190), Cape Town (p201), Table Mountain (p201)
Topics novel, fiction, children's literature, adventure, contents (pv), illustrations (pp18, 29, 42, 76, 82, 89, 126, 129, 138, 166, 179), liat sea (pp7-15), hunting (pp16-34, 73, 106, 123, 126), Boers (pp22, 98-105, 114-116), Hottentots (pp22-23, 40, 42, 47, 69, 163-164), appearance (pp42, 48-49, 51-52, 69, 178), dress (pp49, 191), racism (pp43-45, 51, 93), perception of white superiority (pp44-45, 51, 241-250), education (pp44, 213, 226, 231), missionary work (pp44-52, 221, 227), religion, Christianity (pp46-52), baptism (pp51-52), African peoples (pp22-23, 40-52, 69, 77, 79-80, 93, 146-154, 177-183, 191), Kafirs (pp40, 43-45, 77, 79-80, 93, 146-154, 177-182, 191-195), marriage (p93), polygamy (p252), indigenous peoples, Native Americans (pp51, 93), British settlers jubilee (p37), land rights (pp40, 241-250), colonial government (pp40, 46-47, 101, 104-105, 116, 217, 250), customs officials (pp217-220), Native police force, Hottentot policeman (p47), natural history, ostriches (pp53-67, 75-77, 82-87), lions (pp89-91, 107), Kafir war, Caffre War (p96), colonial conflict (pp96, 100-101, 114, 119, 146-154), climate (p119), exploitation of resources, luxury goods, diamonds (pp135-137, 144, 186, 189, 254), gold (p255), servants (pp98, 115, 182-185), crime and punishment (pp77, 79-80, 93, 98, 102-103), law (pp102-103), poetry (pp107-108), transport (pp132-135, 138-141), railways (pp140-145), inter-racial affair (p147), sport, polo (pp166-169), public library (pp206-207), newspapers (pp213-217), slavery, slave trade (pp224, 240), suffrage question (pp250-254), voting rights (pp250-254)
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