David Hume (66), explorer and big-game hunter, dies in Grahamstown. He came to the Cape with Benjamin Moodie’s Scotch settlers

Monday, 1 February 1864

David Hume (66), explorer and big-game hunter, dies in Grahamstown. He came to the Cape with Benjamin Moodie's Scotch settlers in 1817, and was probably the first European to meet Mzilikazi (Moselekatse), headman of the Matabele (later called the Rhodesian Ndebele). Hume was also the first to enter the country of the Bamangwato (Botswana) in 1833.

References:
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau
•  Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 5, p. 656

Last updated : 10-Feb-2012

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