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An empire lives on the backs of people; its own or those it conquers. For the British, South Africa needed colonists to clear the forests, build the farms, and man the armies. But getting them from Britain to South Africa was no easy task. Learn about the hard start to a colonists voyage from the frozen Thames to the heat of the tropics to the far south, and for the unlucky, the horrors of being lost at sea.
This episode covers
Intro & reviews.
An insatiable need for manpower.
The horror of slavery in early South Africa.
The 1820 settlement scheme organisation and planning
The colonists; almost honest and upstanding.
The ships; HMS Weymouth.
What was the voyage like.
The horror of the Abeona.
Life aboard, and the people.
A glympse of the future.
Patreons special promo.
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