Pioneer days in South AfricaHelen Prichard arrived in South Africa with her family in 1876. The colonisation of the interior was in full swing and hers was a family that typified the pioneer sprit of the time. Inevitably the expansion of a new people impacted upon the lives of the native population. These were years-for the British in Africa-when this would have its most significant and disastrous consequences. We experience through Helen Prichards writings her familys efforts to create a new life for themselves in the wilderness. Their lives are put in jeopardy as the Kaffir tribes rise and as the decade draws to a close imperial forces are preparing to deal with the great Zulu nation. A vital account of a colonist womans experiences in an uncompromising landscape.
Helen M. Prichard