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Swellendam



Introduction of Swellendam
Town of Western Cape province, 115 mi E of CapeTown, in the Bree River valley. Founded in 1745, it isone of the oldest towns in South Africa. In 1795 it initiateda rebellion against the Dutch East India Company,proclaiming a “free republic,” but calling for the “absoluteenslavement of all Hottentots and Bushmen.” Itquietly surrendered to the British a short time later.Town of Western Cape province, 115 mi E of CapeTown, in the Bree River valley. Founded in 1745, it isone of the oldest towns in South Africa. In 1795 it initiateda rebellion against the Dutch East India Company,proclaiming a “free republic,” but calling for the “absoluteenslavement of all Hottentots and Bushmen.” Itquietly surrendered to the British a short time later.

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