Information on Bloubergstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
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A local hero, Harry die Strandloper, was the leader of the Goringhaikonas, who were the first people documented to exist in Bloubergstrand. He was taken to Java in 1629 by the Captain of the ship 'London' to be taught English. Because of his entrusted duties to deliver letters to the British seafaring community, he became the first postmaster in South Africa.
In 1806, the first casualties of the Battle of Blaauwberg drowned when their ship was driven by the large surf into the rocky point at the end of Stadler road, and it capsized. The invading British forces went on to defeat the defending Dutch forces and subsequently occupied the whole of the Cape Colony. This was a first step in the major colonisation that then took place throughout the southern African continent. Now a famous national monument, Ons Huisie has a long and fascinating history in the development of Bloubergstrand, the first residence of Frederick Louis Stadler. Shortly after the Battle of Blouberg in 1806, he became owner of almost all the farm land that is now known as Bloubergstrand.
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