Typescript papers, 1930-1931, on the court case Rex v C Diedericks and others, concerning alleged unrest between Europeans and 'coloured people' and a supposed meeting by the Plaatjes in the 'coloured' township of Bulawayo, Swellendam, South Africa, including police witness statements, and correspondence between the police and the magistrate relating to alleged inconsistencies between the statements.
South African Police
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380609
- Dates of Creation1930-1931
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Afrikaans
- Physical Description1 file
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Administrative / Biographical History
Although apartheid was strengthened in the period from 1948, in the preceding period Black (African) and 'coloured' (other non-white) inhabitants of the Union of South Africa (established in 1910) were already disadvantaged legally and economically in comparison with white inhabitants. Initiatives to oppose their inferior treatment included the activities of the politican and writer Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876-1932).
Acquired in 1988.