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for so many ' places.' I think, even for stock farms, and few could be made anything else of, one half of them would require t have dams constructed.

Suitable pasture is everywhere abundant for oxen, and although the northern part of the country is considered too richly gra sod for sheep and goats, there are considerable tracts of 'veldt' like the karoo, in the Colony, where the Cape sheep is known to thrive ad. mirably, in which it is already contemplated to place the Mer'no.

" Western and north-western Damaraland, or the Kaoko, is however, essentially a cattle-breeding country, and when its waste pastures are utilized, should be able to supply four or five thousan oxen annually to the colonial market.

"For many years it was held in the highest estimation by the Damaras, and I am at a gloss to understand how they came to abandon its healthy, bracing, high lands for the plains they now occupy, and desire to retain for their exclusive use."

Page 83.-" With the mention of the Bastards, I believe I have enumerated all the different tribes and people to be found in Damaraland, and their numbers may be compared in the following list :


Herero, or Cattle Damaras


Honquain, or Berg Damaras

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Bushmen   e






Europeans and other whites (not including Boers) .


"The trade of the country may be said to e confined to ivory, ostrich feathers, and cattle, although but little interest is taken in the latter trade. A few hides and skins re exported, but the 'luantity is too small to require notice. As f r as I have been able to ascertain them, the shipments for the last two years to this Colony from Waiwich Bay, have been as follows : In 1875, ivory, 32,000lbs'.

ostrich feathers, 5,6oolbs. ; 1876, ivory, 34,5oolbs. ; ostrich feathers,

5,8oolbs., and in each of these years about 3,000 oxen have been despatched overland to markets within the colony. The gross value

of each year's exports maybe estimated roughly at 645,ooo, a small 15

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