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de la Rey, de la Rey

Our new home was 10 Rose Street, Uniondale. The Boers called it Rose Straat, rose being the Afrikaans for roses, when it was in honour of British  Field Marshall Hugh Henry Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn,GCB, GCSI, PC (6 April 1801 – 16 … Continue reading

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Protest: The Petrol Bomb

We were tribally prejudiced back then. Our tribe was English, regardless of any original ethnicity from Italian to German, as long as we were English-speaking. The enemy was the Afrikaans tribe, and the only reason they were the enemy was … Continue reading

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