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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