Rehoboth Baster Community

Rehoboth Griqua Atlas

Published by Nov 30, 2011

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The Rehoboth Griqua Atlas provides an overview of the history of the Rehoboth Basters and related peoples. It features many maps and previously unpublished photos about the 140 year long history of the Rehoboth Baster community and the other Baster and Griqua groups in Southern Africa who at one point in their history had an autonomous state.

A few pages from the book can be downloaded by clicking here

 

“The Rehoboth Griqua Atlas describes the history of the Baster States of Southern Africa. The story of the 19th century Griqua states, the smaller Baster states and the Rehoboth state that survived until 1990 are chronologically presented through maps, photos, drawings and text, which visualises a largely unknown part of human political history.  The Rehoboth Griqua Atlas begins with an introduction of the indigenous people of Southern Africa in which the origin, distribution and way of life of the Khoikhoi are presented. Next, the book explains how, where and when the Basters and Griqua became the descendants of the Khoikhoi and Dutch settlers. The main part of the book describes the rise and fall of the various Griqua and Baster states. Maps, dates and historical evidence show the place of the Basters and Griqua in Southern African history, its present and future. This book is a completely revised update of the 2005 publication with the same name.”                  

  

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

Introduction  

 

Khoikhoi

Origins

Culture

Religion

European settlement

 

Nama

Origin

Invasion of the Oorlams 1790 – 1820

Jonker Afrikaners Reign 1823—1861

Decline of the Oorlam-Afrikaners

Advance of colonialism 1884 – 1900

Great War 1904 – 1907

 

Baster States

Origin of the Basters

Mission Stations

Bushmenland

Kat River

Little Namaqualand

Mier-Rietfontein

 

Rehoboth Basters

Rehoboth 1863 – 1915

Sam Khubis

Rehoboth Rebellion 1925

Rehoboth under Apartheid

New State 1979 – 1989

International Recognition 1990 – 2010

 

Griqua

Origin

Griqualand West

Philippolis

- Leasable – unleasable

Journey to Nomansland

Griqualand East

Struggle for Recognition

 

Languages  

Demographics and Environment  

Administrative borders of Namibia

Bibliography