n Cabo - Fort de Goede Hoop

Volume 2015, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


No sooner had Jan van Riebeeck arrived in Table Bay at the Cape on 6 April 1652, than he held a meeting on board ship on 8 April to discuss the construction of a fortress in accordance with his instructions from Die Here XVII, the Board of Directors of the Dutch East India Company. The land to be used had already been selected on 7 April so the inspection and measuring began immediately after the meeting and continued until 9 April when the demarcation of the site was complete.

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