Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 16, 2011
Wednesday, 4 November 1795
 

After three months of independence, which came shortly after residents of Swellendam expelled their Dutch East India Company magistrate, A.A. Faure, Swellendam accepted British rule immediately after British occupation of the Cape. Swellendam was the third European town and magisterial district to be established by European settlers along the Cape Wagon Road.

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  1. http://www.news24.com/News24/On_this_day/On_this_day/0,,2-1602-1492_1611941,00.html
  2. http://www.go2africa.com/south-africa/overberg/swellendam/
  3. http://www.breederiver.com/id6.html
  4. http://www.africantravel.com/garden_route_and_eastern_cape/klippe_rivier.html