Story: Africa and New Zealand

George Grey in Cape Town

A statue of George Grey, who was governor of the Cape Colony from 1853 to 1860 – between two stints as governor of New Zealand – was erected in Cape Town’s Botanic Gardens in 1865. This drawing depicts the statue’s inauguration on 10 November. After the South African War, the British Cape and Natal colonies united with the Boer republics to become the Union of South Africa.

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Reference: Illustrated London News. 7 January 1865, p. 21 1888

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Megan Cook, 'Africa and New Zealand - Colonists, soldiers and sportsmen: 1800s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/35900/george-grey-in-cape-town (accessed 29 July 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012