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A Years Housekeeping in South Africa

Mary Anne Barker

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1108029620 / ISBN 13: 9781108029629
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Title: A Years Housekeeping in South Africa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

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Paperback. 366 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.4in. x 1.1in.First published in 1877, this book is one of several colonial memoirs by the successful writer and journalist Lady Mary Anne Barker (1831-1911). Born in Jamaica and educated in England and France, Lady Barker spent periods living in New Zealand, South Africa, Mauritius, Trinidad, and Western Australia following the career and colonial service appointments of her second husband, Frederick Broome. She arrived in Natal in 1875 and lived there for three years while Broome was Colonial Secretary. This book, presented in the form of letters, vividly describes the familys experiences and domestic life. It begins with Barkers early impressions of Cape Town and Natal, mentioning particularly the forlorn and discouraging Robben Island. Barkers detailed observations on African weather and scenery, Zulu customs and beliefs, and the interactions between indigenous people and the European colonists are still an invaluable resource for those interested in nineteenth-century colonial Africa. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108029629

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