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The first volume of the journal of the famous explorer William John Burchell, chronicling his travels through South Africa in the period of 1810-1815 (although this volume only covers the first year).


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The first volume of the journal of the famous explorer William John Burchell, chronicling his travels through South Africa in the period of 1810-1815 (although this volume only covers the first year).

4 review for Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa, Volume 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Duncan Robertson

    Old diaries have a certain mystique which allures me, especially when they chronicle adventures in my homeland. This desire prompted me to explore South Africa through the eyes of one William Burchell, a brilliant British scientist who traveled through the country from 1810-1815. As I turned through the musty pages of the first volume of his diary, covered in the notes of my great grandmother, I was transported back to a time when the Cape Colony was still young, when Cape Town had but twenty du Old diaries have a certain mystique which allures me, especially when they chronicle adventures in my homeland. This desire prompted me to explore South Africa through the eyes of one William Burchell, a brilliant British scientist who traveled through the country from 1810-1815. As I turned through the musty pages of the first volume of his diary, covered in the notes of my great grandmother, I was transported back to a time when the Cape Colony was still young, when Cape Town had but twenty dusty streets and a rickety wooden harbour. Burchell observed the country in a particularly crucial time in its history. Vast movements of people were taking place; conflicts and conspiracies abounded. He was racist, although to the least extent of white guys of that era perhaps. He revealed much more about himself and his inner fractures then he did about the wildlife and people of South Africa, and it is this struggle which makes this a truly fascinating read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Martyn Smith

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  4. 5 out of 5

    Edbarthorp

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