This detailed account by a British cleric is the standard work on the little-known Boer Campaign of 1894. to oust the Chief Malaboch’s tribe from their homeland in the North Transvaal. The campaign was touched off by the refusal of Malboch to pay taxes to the Transvaal, in lieu of which he scornfully presented ‘ninw muiserable bullocks’ to the commissioners who were sent to collect his dues. A military drive was launched against him, which succeeded in its objectives. Malaboch himself was captured alive and imprisoned in Pretoria jail. Replete with racist attitudes and terminology this account is unmissable to all interested in the history of black and white relations in South Africa.
MALABOCH: or NOTES FROM MY DIARY OF THE BOER CAMPAIGN OF 1894 AGAINST THE CHIEF MALABOCH OF BLAAUWBERG, DISTRICT ZOUTPANSBERG, SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Standard account by a British cleric of the Boer 1894 ‘police operation’ to apprehend the tax-defaulting Chief Malaboch and drive his tribe from the Transvaal.