Image from page 802 of “A history of England from the landing of Julius Cæsar to the present day” (1913) – Singapore Picture

Identifier: cu31924027971716
Title: A history of England from the landing of Julius Cæsar to the present day
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Arnold-Forster, H. O. (Hugh Oakeley), 1855-1909 Arnold-Forster, Mary Lucy (Story-Maskelyne), 1861- ed
Subjects: English literature
Publisher: London New York : Cassell
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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redby British arms; but the great tracts of British territory in SouthAfrica are in a large measure due to the energy and enterprise ofBritish explorers. Natal was annexed in 1843. Zululand was afterwardsadded to it. The great stretch of territory between the northernfrontier of Cape Colony and the southern end of Lake Tanganyikahas now been added, under one form or another, to the BritishDominions. A part of this expansion was due to the farsighted energy of CecilRhodes, the statesman who first realised the value of the great territorynow known as Rhodesia, and who spent much of his life in develop-ing the new lands. Cecil Rhodes was the founder of the BritishSouth Africa Company, and was afterwards Prime Minister of CapeColony (1890-4). He dreamed of seeing a United South Africa, andhis scheme included a railway which should connect Cairo in theNorth with Cape Town in the South of the African continent. TheUnion of South Africa is already an accomplished fact, and the I Cape Wessel.

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776 History of England. railway both from the northern and southern ends is being yearlypushed forward. The government of the Transvaal and of the Orange Free State wasfor many years in the hands of the Dutch Boers. In a later chapterwill be found the story of the Boer War that began in 1899 and thatended with the defeat of the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange FreeState in 1901 ; and also of the making of the Union of South Africa tenyears after the close of the war: a union which brought togetherinto one great state Cape Colony (Province of the Cape of GoodHope) and Natal, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. On the east coast the island of Zanzibar and a large portion of themainland, known as British East Africa, have come under our rule,while our original possessions on the west coast, especially on theRiver Niger, have been greatly increased. A portion of the island ofBorneo now belongs to a British Company, while Singapore and HongKong, two of the most important British poss

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