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Collection Index:MALABOCH Extinguisher, 1894 June.
Collection Name:Malaboch Extinguisher
A648 Malaboch Extinguisher   
    
 Copyright Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand 2009   
    
A camp newspaper for the 1894 punitive expedition against Chief Malaboch.  22nd June 1894 
    
 Contains news of recent engagements, 'chat of the camp' and illustrations by Dr. F. Neel of skirmishes, Boer soldiers, artillerymen and of personalities such as General P. Joubert, President Kruger, Dr. Mader and Commandant H. Pretorius.   
 The Malaboch war resulted from Chief Malaboch's refusal to pay hut taxes to the Transvaal Republic Government (ZAR), and his resistance to be moved from his traditional area of Blouberg. The Boer Campaign following these developments in 1894, led by Commandant-General Piet Joubert, was essentially a punitive action against Malaboch. He was taken prisoner and tried on the 2 August 1894, where he was found guilty but was never sentenced. He was kept prisoner of war until released by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War in 1900, after which he returned to his people. He died in 1939.