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Slaves at the Cape

A guidebook for beginner researchers by Carohn Cornell Do you want to explore slave roots of a community or a family, perhaps your own? Do you want to find out about the lives of slaves as the Cape? Are you interested in what we have inherited from the time of slavery, their cultural heritage, family […]

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Places at the Cape

A guide to finding out about houses, farms, settlements & cultural landscapes of the Western Cape by Carohn Cornell & Antonia Malan The history of places & the stories of the people who made them. Ways in which places have been built , destroyed for political reasons & how that has affected the people of […]

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Background to the guides

The TEPC project (Transcription of Estate Papers at the Cape) and its predecessor, the TANAP transcription project (Resolutions of the Council of Policy), are making available to the public a searchable database of documents relating to180 years of political and social history of the Cape of Good Hope. This work was funded by the Dutch government. TEPC […]

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