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A native) .population outdoing colonists, both Dutch and BritishV/in industry, and having their country throughout in.a high '- state of .cultivation, is not 5, quite in agcord- ' ance with our ordinary Ideas. iSuch, however, is the description given of the.. Basutos by the correspondent of a Cape paper. "Basutpland," he says, x " is the real gardeniof South Africa. *' I ctfn safely aflirm that I saw there in one morning more Cultivated land under crops of various kinds than I had seen during three weeks of journeying through the Transvaal and Free Stiate . . .f In Basutpland "'. the . natives, working for :theirißelves, exhibit - an-industry .which, jfar surpasses *H^ ■' The question is as to" whether the goodre>' suits have followed from or in spite of the neighborhood of Eu^peauV'Wilonies. In , any case the Vattet;givejßvfe^uite another r view of native capabilities. '

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Basutoland., Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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Basutoland. Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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