The Cape Liberalism Project

“If we leave the natives beyond our borders ignorant barbarians, shut out from all community of interest from ourselves, they must always remain a race of troublesome marauders… feeling this we should try and make them a part of ourselves, with a common faith, and common interests, useful servants, consumers of our goods, contributors to our revenue; in short a source of strength and wealth for this colony, such as providence intended them to be.”

Sir George Grey, governor of the Cape (1854 – 1861)

(Quoted in Jeff Pieres “The Dead will Arise”)

Sir George Grey

Sir George Grey

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