1780s in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during the 1780s in South Africa.

1780s in South Africa
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  • April - François Le Vaillant, French explorer, collector and ornithologist, arrives in the Cape Colony and travels until 1785[3]
  • 30 April - The paper rix dollars is issued for the first time in the Cape[3]
  • Grosvenor, wreck, Pondoland coast of South Africa
  • British forces capture the French outpost of Cuddalore in the Indian Ocean, later recaptured
  • The Dutch port of Trincomalee on Ceylon is captured by the British, later recaptured back by the French

1783Edit

  • 3 September - The Treaty of Paris is signed ending the war. The Dutch have lost the most from the war

1784Edit

  • The French troops departed the Cape

1785Edit

1786Edit

1787Edit

  • The Dutch East India Company passed a law subjecting the nomadic Khoikhoi in the colony to certain restrictions

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-16. Retrieved 2016-01-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Americans defeat the British at Yorktown".
  3. ^ a b c Henry Hall, 1859. Manual of South African Geography: Forming a Companion to the Map of South Africa to 16° South Latitude. Cape Town: S. Solomon. p. 161-2.

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